My Life with Dino

Genre:  Drama

Pages:  109

Synopsis:  1960: A chance encounter with Dean Martin leads a young man, Sal, to follow his singing dreams to New York City.  But those dreams are dashed when Sal gets a girl pregnant and she gives birth to an autistic son, Dino.  Sal marries the gal and as the son grows up, Sal struggles to provide, taking over a foundering Italian restaurant …which he turns into a mob joint.  As Dino grows into a young man, all of the deals with the devil blow up in Sal's face.  A modern-day Job story of one man’s faith tested, with tragic, yet miraculous consequences…

Awards/Honors:

- Staged reading provided by the Writers Guild of America, East, John Houseman Theatre, 

    New York City, June 1999 (Cast: Danny Aiello, Cara Buono, Tony LoBianco)

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