The Parables

Clean, contemporary, Christian comedy for the whole family!

About the Show:

A "Contemporary Christian Comedy!" Damian Gillen AKA: "The Parable Man" tours throughout Texas presenting earthly stories with heavenly meanings.  A contemporary and hilarious re-telling of some of the parables of Jesus. A fun, yet powerful one-man evangelization and entertainment tool for Churches, Vacation Bible Schools, Church Camps, Prison Ministries, parishes, dinner theatre, conferences and conventions.  Provides inspiration, education and motivation; which are vital aspects to retreats, rallies and other special events. Dinner Theater FUNdraising performances are available.

We challenge our contemporary culture with professional quality, family-friendly, Christian-based theater!!!

RECENT TESTIMONIALS: "For a second time in two months, Damian entertained our church family with his exceptional ability to make us laugh.  "The Parable Man" is a collection of some of the great Biblical lessons, and he tells them cleverly
with a mixture of humor and sensitivity that shows his audience that he believes in the lessons taught by Jesus Christ.  Damian's comedy is refreshing and fun, and we look forward to seeing him again." --Gwen Michal -Blanco United Methodist Church

"Thank you for a delightful night's entertainment.  I am sending you two photos.We traveled from George West, TX in Live Oak County to see the show and enjoy the service at Little Italy.  It was a great experience.  What a tribute to God to use your gifts to honor Him with wit and wisdom."  --Crickett  


 (Fun with the audience, Jan, 2010)


  • "The Parable Man... A unique, exciting experience where the gospels come alive!" --Fr. Carlos B. Velazquez, Pastor of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church San Antonio, TX

  • "Having Damian Gillen ("The Parable Man") come to our church and perform his modern day version of the parables made for a very uplifting evening. His energy combined with his sound bible based messages brought the parables to life. All ages enjoyed his show and we can't wait to have him back."  --Dorothy Berend, Holy Spirit Church ACTS Core
  • "You really brought them alive" Said one inmate at Bexar County Detention facility - San Antonio, TX

  • "Damian makes a sleepy student gleam with laughter with his antics and quick comic lines. He creates an aura of fun & learning with reverence & sincerity. he is a kind and kid-hearted." Denise G. -Mom from Holy Family Catholic School - Ft Worth, TX.



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From audience:

"You were like a crazy,Christian...Robin Williams...!"

 "Educational, entertaining and evangelical."

"Excellent show for yourg & old." --Caroline B.

"It was smart & funny. I learned alot. I would like to see it again." --David S.

"Funny! Very good, had fun." --Charlotte B.

"I loved your performance..." --Sarah T.

"It's great and funny, great for kids too." --Drew H.

"I love your show!" --Christina Sampson

"It was great!" --Monica L.

"AWSOME!! I thought you had great humor and it went perfectly with the stories you told." --Kelcey M.

"A great one-man show. It's hilarious. The Parables always have a lesson for our everyday life. The show is a unique way to remind us how meaningful the parables are."

"I thoroughly enjoyed “The Parables.” I saw the performance on a Friday evening at Holy Spirit Church after a long hard work week and it was a lot of fun and a great stress reliever. The actor took each parable and presented it in a fun manner while delivering the Gospel message faithfully and relevant to the present day. I found myself looking forward to each new parable to see how it was going to be interpreted. Do yourself a favor and spend an hour with The Parable Man. The hour will fly by and you’ll find yourself in a good mood. It’s a great way to experience the Gospel."

"Great - Inspiring - May God Bless you!"

"The play was delightful! Your portrayal of The Parables was so well thought out and touches young and old alike!"



CALL FOR MORE INFO: 210-646-4284


The Parable Man on CTSA

Clip from The Prodigal Son

The Parable Man Post interview


The Dinnerbox menu includes bread, salad, Pizza snacks and your choice of one of the following entrees:

  • Baked Lasagna w/ Meat - Pasta Sheets layered with Italian seasoned ground beef, cheese & marinara sauce.
  • Baked Lasagna w/ Spinach - Fresh spinach sautee layered with pasta sheets, cheeses & marinara sauce.
  • Chicken Parmigiana – Hand breaded chicken breast fried then baked and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Spaghetti with Meatballs – Homemade Italian seasoned ground beef Meatballs in tomato sauce over a bed of spaghetti.
  • Personal Pizza - With one topping.  It truly is the BEST Pizza in San Antonio.  Try one of our Pizza snacks when you get there and you will agree!!!!

Beer & wine available for purchase.

Please tip your waitstaff.

Don't feed the actor...he might bite.


This production is now on tour to your school or church!


Past Performances include:
  • Blessed Sacrement Catholic- San Antonio, TX - March, 2010
  • St Lukes Catholic - San Antonio, TX - Feb. 2010
  • Orderup - San Antonio, TX - 2010
  • Little Italy - San Antonio, TX - March, 2010
  • Blanco United Methodist Church - January 2010
  • Little Italy - San Antonio, TX - March, 2009
  • Orderup - San Antonio, TX - March, 2009
  • Fundraiser for Uvalde First United Methodist Church - Uvalde TX  Aug. 2008
  • St Mary Magdalen Catholic School San Antonio, TX January, 2008
  • Prison Ministry - two shows at Bexar County Detention Center September, 2007
  • Blessed Sacrement Catholic School 600 Oblate Drive San Antonio, TX 78216 -May 2007
  • Holy Family Catholic School - 6150 Pershing Ft. Worth TX 76107 April 2007
  • Lan-Tex Theatre - Llano Texas - April 2007
  • University United Methodist Church -in "The Loft" 5084 De Zavala S.A. TX 78249 - Nov. 2006
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church 8134 Blanco Rd (Skylight Ballroom) "Family Fun Night!" August 2006
  • Heavenly Treasures Christian Botique - Summer 2006
  • CTSA (Catholic Television of San Antonio ) Featured on "The Day to Day" program with Lanie Karam - Summer 2006
  • St Gregory The Great - Dinner-Theatre FUNdraiser March, 2006

Schedule your performance HERE


PHONE: 210-646-4284



  Holy Family Catholic School
Ft. Worth, TX


St. Luke's Catholic school
San Antonio, TX


The King


Students enjoying The Parables


Teachers enjoying The show