Lepore’s “Firecracker” sweet but not sugary
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Seth Lapore
Seth Lapore
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WILMINGTON- “Firecracker Bye Bye,” written and performed by Massachusetts-based artist Seth Lapore and directed by Linda Mclnerney, is a hilarious and touching story about family, in which Lepore performs the role of multiple characters. Lepore will perform on May 9, at 7 pm, at Memorial Hall.

Meet the Lepore family: Frank, the debonair dad; Cameille, the kooky aunt; and Nonie, the sassy and endearing matriarch who holds the family together.

Lepore is known for his dynamic character acting and vocal elasticity. Lepore uses a chameleon-like ability to shape-shift between his family members with the animated subtlety that has become his trademark.

Lepore playfully prods the Italian-American obsessions of food, homemade sweaters, and unfiltered discourses that border on the absurd. Through a vulnerable wit, Lepore shows how his grandmother became a second parent to him, leading to some of the most ludicrous and heartfelt moments of his life.

At once an embarrassing expose, twisted tribute, and lamenting love letter, “Firecracker Bye Bye” is a comedic celebration of life amid the inevitability of loss. From lasagna experiments gone wrong to crocheted eyesores, Lepore embodies his family’s offbeat charm with grace and punch, leaving the audience both jealous and relieved that they aren’t his relatives.

Tickets are available at the door as a pay-what-you-can donation to Memorial Hall.
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