Carlo D'Amore's One-Man Show No Parole at The Barrow Group Theatre
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OY! is a collection of eight 10-minute comedies, each illustrating the meaning of a Yiddish word -- with story lines including the untold stories of Eve and Adam, Einstein's demanding mother, the divorce trial of God and the human, the use of unkosher food as an aphrodisiac, and three men in a sauna who communicate using only the word "oy." Appealing to audiences of all faiths and all backgrounds, OY! is a tribute to the absurdity and comedy of the condition universal to everyone: that of being human. Learn More
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“A real gem!” —The List
“Five stars! Sensational!” —Hairline Fringe
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.