One Act Shows @ The Second City ETC, 1608 N. Wells, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, April 25
Tickets: $15, available through The Second City Box Office, 312.337.3992, or on-line at www.secondcity.com
“Suitcase Full of Lies”
A one-woman show by Nicole Parker & Phil Swann
Jillane Jenkins* won your heart as the irrepressible "Callie" in the 70's sitcom classic: "She's Got a Job!". Now, with her one-woman show, "Suitcase Full of Lies," she will win your mind. And she'll do it through song and dance. Called "a theatrical tour de force" by her fourth husband, "Suitcase" follows Jillane through the highs and lows of her turbulent career, from the height of her celebrity to the hidden darkness brought on her father's painful struggle with eczema. If you see only one show about a former celebrity talking her problems out in front of an audience, make sure you see "Suitcase Full of Lies."! (* Nicole Parker)Nicole Parker is a comic actress. She is a popular cast member on FOX’s sketch comedy show MADtv. She is currently performing in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway.In her hometown of Irvine, she performed at South Coast Repertory and Laguna Playhouse. She also studied Theatre and Voice at Indiana University and performed in an improv troupe called The Original Full Frontal Comedy. After college, Parker performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Second City in Chicago, Bloemendaal, Unhinged Academy and Groningen. In addition, Nicole and some college friends formed a theater company in New York called Waterwell Productions. Parker moved to Amsterdam for two years, where she performed in the comedy show Boom Chicago alongside MADtv alumni as well as current cast members Ike Barinholtz and Jordan Peele.
Parker joined the cast of MADtv in 2003 as a featured performer for the ninth season. She was later promoted to cast member status the following season. Parker's most noteworthy characters include Inside Looking Out host Pat-Beth LaMontrose and the carefree yet naiive Disney Girl. Some of her notable impersonations included Ashlee Simpson, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Kathy Griffin, and Renée Zellweger.
As of January 2007, Nicole Parker is currently in her fourth season on Mad TV. Since the departure of Stephnie Weir, Nicole Parker is now the longest serving lead actress on Mad TV. Parker is making her own mark on the late night show, just like many fellow alumni including Nicole Sullivan, Debra Wilson, Alex Borstein and Mo Collins.