Carlo D'Amore's One-Man Show No Parole at The Barrow Group Theatre
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The last date listed for No Parole was Monday January 11, 2010 / 6:00pm.
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In downtown Philadelphia, a down-and-out boxer is struggling to get by when the chance of a lifetime comes along. He doesn't have long to get back in fighting shape, but if he does it, this could be his best shot to become a champion, and his last chance for love. The massively popular movie about the ultimate underdog inspired this innovative new stage production, brought to life by a five-time Tony Award-winning creative team, including director Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher), songwriting team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime), and book writers Thomas Meehan (The Producers) and Sylvester Stallone, writer and star of the Rocky films. Featuring 20 original songs, plus hits from the films ("Eye of the Tiger" and "Gonna Fly Now"), Rocky is not only an adrenaline-fueled spectacle for anyone who was a fan of the movie, but it's also a surprising tale of romance that will touch the hearts of longtime musical theater fans. Learn More
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- "A real gem!" --<em>The List</em>
- "Five stars! Sensational!" --<em>Hairline Fringe</em>
In this wry, energetic autobiographical adventure play, No Parole takes the audience on a kaleidoscopic journey through the real life of his flamboyant, live-for-the-moment con artist mother, who has no trouble posing as an attorney, professor, daycare worker, or nun —- as seen through the eyes of the young son who acts as her look-out, bail, partner-in-crime, and follows her across borders, into jail, and finally to the end of the road.
Performer Carlo D’Amore plays all the characters, from his mother as a vibrant, young woman, to her 60 year-old stroke-battered self, as well as himself as a child, teenager, and adult, his brother, father, various law enforcement officials, doctors, and others taken in by his mother’s imaginative schemes -- which run the gamut from shoplifting to international drug smuggling. Traveling from their native Peru, bypassing Mexican border officials without legal Visas, and into the promised land of the U.S., from the Hollywood Hills to an illegal New York City walk-up, No Parole provides a vivid, hilarious look into the life of an extraordinary woman who saw the world as her playground, and the son who must deal with his mothers very unique addiction.
An actor, playwright, director, and educator with over twenty-two years of experience in the theatre, Carlo D’Amore has been involved in groundbreaking productions across the country. No Parole has already been named one of the top ten plays in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. D’Amore also filled seven roles in the Cheech Marin-directed Latinologues at the Helen Hayes Theater on Broadway, as well as being featured in Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke for the Roundabout Theater Company. Regional acting credits include roles with San Diego Repertory Theatre, two seasons with the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (Shakespeare in the Park), and three productions at the legendary Magic Theater, including two collaborations with Pulitzer-winning playwright Nilo Cruz. His work in film and television includes collaborations with Spike Lee, Anjelica Huston, and OZ director Tom Fontana. Carlo is also the creator of the interactive NYC hits: The Lower East Side Murder Mystery, and Murder on the Waterfront.