Venue Details

54 Star Starred
Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
323-962-1632
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The weather was sunny. I wore pants and a top.
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We always find street parking. Some streets are sketchier than others, but nothing extreme.
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4.7 average rating
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Goldstar Member
61 events
39 reviews
12 stars
attended Jul 24 2010

A thoroughly enjoyable but emotional journey through the eyes of a first year teacher working in the inner city. I'm so glad this was recommeded to me.

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78 events
30 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

VERY GOOD PLAY. I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE, GO SEE IT.

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43 events
21 reviews
14 stars
attended Jul 31 2010

This play manages to avoid the clichés of "idealistic teacher/troubled students" stories with an honest look and a surprising amount of insight into the American education system. The performance is honest and heartfelt. The play is funny, yet...continued

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Website

http://www.misterfry.com

Quotes & Highlights

“Jack Fry is the Patch Adams of education, the highest quality of Off Broadway theatre” —LA Examiner
Critic’s Pick for Best of the Fest —Capital Fringe
“Gritty but hopeful” —Curtain Up New York
“A must see” —socal.com
“A talented blend of comedy and emotion” —Valley Scene Magazine
“Freiberger wins over his audience…he masterfully plays two problem students.” —LA Weekly
“By all means see it and leave inspired!” —Our Town New York (Theater Pick of the Week)
“This production has enough heart, audacity, and originality to stand out from the crowd mainly because of the artistry of Jack Fry.” —dctheaterscene.com
“Intense and intimate…many laughs…” —NUVO
They Call Me Mister Fry is directed by my first director, Jeff Michalski, so you know it’s got to be good.” —Stephen Colbert (The Colbert Report)
See Goldstar member reviews of They Call Me Mister Fry’s successful New York run at Comic Strip Live.

Description

From the cornfields of Indiana to the streets of South Central Los Angeles, They Call Me Mister Fry is the true-life story teaching 5th grade in South Los Angeles as a first-year teacher. It’s a funny, poignant solo show that tells the struggles of a mid-western white boy from Indiana dealing with a challenging, multi-ethic body of students and his journey through the bowels of big city bureaucracy. It focuses on his relationship with two challenging students and how they affected each other’s lives. Most importantly, it follows the evolution of “Mr. Fry” into an effective teacher — who came to teach, but ended up learning.

About the Ticket Supplier: Combined Artform/Theatre Asylum

Founded in 1998, C.A.F.E. (Combined Artform Entertainment) is on a mission to develop and combine all art forms to pioneer the “arts of the future,” as well as be an active and supporting member of the San Francisco—and now Los Angeles—performance production scene. Created by Producing Artistic Director Matthew Quinn, and joined by Steve Kahn in 1999, C.A.F.E. has collaborated with actors, singers, filmmakers, sketch comedy groups, musicians, improvisers and fine artists in more than 100 shows, including Santaland Diaries, Eavesdropper (SF), Monday Night Improv Jam (SF), Thursday Night Improv Jam (LA), PAPA (at the Eureka with Open Fist), Tilted Frame Improv and the SF Solo Festival.