By Hallowed Fire Players
Created by Jake Sullivan & Charliey Libra
From Mankato, MN
The Playwrights' Center

GLBT content
Just so you know, this show has Violence, Adult language, Loud noises/gunshots.

The Carmone's are your typical Italian family - loud, argumentative, and absolutely, positively, in no way associated with the mob. So with a family this tight, one little exposed secret couldn't hurt - right?

The creators say this show is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

 Thursday, 7/31 @ 8:30 p.m.
 Saturday, 8/2 @ 4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, 8/5 @ 10:00 p.m.
 Friday, 8/8 @ 7:00 p.m.
 Saturday, 8/9 @ 2:30 p.m.
Read the reviews

Promising Actors

by Beth Bob on August 7, 2014
This user has reviewed 2 shows

I knew a couple of young actors in this piece, so I might have a little bias. I enjoyed it. I was entertained. It's cute. See it if you have time.

Pasta and pugnacity

by Robb Krueger on August 7, 2014
This user has reviewed 17 shows

The Mafia is always good for a laugh. Jake Sullivan has crammed lots of Mafia into his short play, which sporadically translates to a lot of laughs. There are a lot of stories going on here, too many for a short play, and it may be hard to keep track of all the players without a scorecard. As for the acting: half the cast handles their roles well, and the remainder either yells their way through the play or stands in place reciting their lines.
At its heart this play is about two children standing up to an abusive parent, and that can be a difficult field to mine for comedy. Italian stereotypes abound, but again, this is the Mafia we're talking about. Not the best thing in the Fringe, but it won't give you indigestion either.

Like Spaghetti?? You'll like this!

by on August 2, 2014
This user has reviewed 1 show

As an italian I was curious about how interesting a stereotypical italian family could be; thankfully it turned out to be quite charming and delightfully funny. I would also like to mention the acting from each actor was superb and everyone played each character wonderfully. If you like to be entertained and like seeing loads of pasta this would be the show for you! (So really, everyone should go see it. )

Come see this!

by Maria Perez on August 2, 2014
This user has reviewed 1 show

This was a play that made me laugh and kept me really entertained. You certainly will see a solid work and feel the enthusiasm of the actors to be part of the festival.

Cast and crew

Andrew Anderson

Niccolo 'Nicky' Carmone

Andrew Anderson (Niccolo ‘Nicky’ Carmone) is going to be a sophomore Theatre Generalist at Minnesota State University Mankato this fall. He is from Roseville, Minnesota. Andrew is thrilled to be making is Minnesota Fringe Festival debut in Esposto. A few of his theatre/improv credits include: “Religious Fanatic” in MSU’s Kiss of The Spider Woman, “Jesse” in MSU’s Maverick Musings; Robbing Death, “Tweedle Dee/Tweedle Dumb” in MSU’s kiddie tour show Escape from Wonderland, “Mr. Pinky” in Highland Summer Theatre’s Hairspray, “Jim Hawkins” in Old Log Theatre’s Treasure Island, Brave New Workshop’s Youth Performance team, Wunderkidz, Tofu Panda, and RAHS Improv troupe. Andrew would like to thank his family, friends, directors, and cast mates for all of their support.

Anna Esposito

Lilly Carmone

Tucker Brewster Schuster

Joey Carmone

Tucker is a sophomore Theatre Generalist from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He appeared in the MSU production of As You Like It as “2nd Exiled Lord” and “Man 2” in Three Months. At Sleepy Eye Public School he appeared as “Tony Kirby” in You Can’t Take It With You” and “Dr. Einstein” in Arsenic and Old Lace.

Claire Clauson

Mona Carmone

Claire is over zealously enthused to be making her Fringe debut with this delightful cast. She is beginning her sophomore year as a BFA Musical Theatre Candidate at Minnesota State University, Mankato and recently appeared as an ensemble member in "Hairspray" for Highland Summer Theatre.

Charliey Libra

Vinnie Carmone / Co-Creator

Charliey is a junior BA Theatre Generalist at MNSU Mankato. He has performed in many shows, including the Fringe Festival several times, as well as Billy in "Sylvia", Cody in "Trust" and Victor in "Playing with Fire: After Frankenstein". Upon graduation, Libra has thoughts of beginning a theatre company settled in the Mid West; only time will tell.

Jaclyn Britz

Vera / Costumer

Jaclyn is a junior studying theatre at MSU, Mankato, and is excited to be making her Fringe debut this summer with Esposto! Past credits include Jill in Butterflies Are Free, Ariel in The Pillowman, and a server/chorus member in The Drowsy Chaperone. She also interned with Alpine Theatre Project in Whitefish, MT, stitching and dressing for their productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and as wardrobe supervisor for Best of Broadway master class/ concert series.

Marie Sallman

Nonni Rosetta

Marie is a senior theatre major at the university of River Falls in Wisconsin. Some past roles she has had the chance to play include Phyllis (Twilight of the Golds), Duchess of York (Richard III), and Lucy (Mr. Marmalade). She is very excited to be making her Minnesota Fringe Festival debut with Esposto!

Daniel Lane

Kevin O'Shaughnessy

Daniel is thrilled to be a part of the Minnesota Fringe Festival for the first time. Recent credits include Dames at Sea (Richard), Shrek the Musical (Pinocchio), and Reefer Madness the Musical (Ensemble). Daniel will be attending MNSU Mankato this fall as a sophomore to pursue his BFA in Musical Theatre.He would like to thank Jake Sullivan for giving him the opportunity to be a part of this play.

Riley LinDell

Lorenzo / Production Stage Manager

Riley LinDell (Lorenzo) is a third-year theatre generalist at MSU Mankato. His recent roles include “Corin” in As You Like It, “Waiter” in Betrayal, and “General McKenzie” in And Then There Were None, all at MSU Mankato. Last October, he also played “Seymour Krelborn” in a Merely Players Community Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors. This is both his first time participating in Fringe and his first time as a stage manager. He’s awfully proud of how far Esposto has come since the first rehearsal, and hopes you enjoy it as much as he does.

Jake Sullivan

Director / Playwright / Co-Producer

Jake Sullivan is a junior BFA Musical Theatre candidate at MNSU Mankato. This is his third time at Fringe, but first time as a producer / director. At Mankato, two of his plays, Three Months and Perennial were performed as a part of Maverick Musings. He performed around MN with YAI, Lyric Arts, Aequitas Entertainment, and Highland Summer Theatre, where he recently played Wilbur (Hairspray) and Granno (Rope). Other favorite roles include Action (West Side Story), Callimaco (The Mandrake), and Tupolski (The Pillowman). He is writing a new children's musical which will tour in 2015.

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