Growing up in Queens, Mary Dimino idolized her dad, a factory worker, but by age 11 she realized she was smarter than him. It took becoming an adult to understand that he was brilliant in his own simple way. In her one-woman show Big Dummy: Me & My Old Man, Dimino recalls her father's simple philosophy on life, which she later described as a cross between Forrest Gump and Aristotle. The comedian also explores her own desire to go to college and avoid the stereotypically female careers of the time. This powerful solo show, now playing at 13th Street Rep, uses humor to discover the heart in a loving family. Dimino is the winner of the 2010 MAC Award for Outstanding Female Comedian and earned the New York International Fringe Festival's Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show in 2013.
Running time is 75 minutes.