Inner-City Teacher's First Year in Hit Solo Show They Call Me Mister Fry
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Featured review from Doug Knott
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Jack Fry's show is the best presentation of a modern-day teacher's life and dilemmas I've ever seen. With poignant insights and deft humor, Fry navigates the sandbars, storms and harbors of a teacher's life and work - from "getting hired" to classroom discipline and the effects on his personal life. On the way, as a 5th grade teacher he encounters two memorable students, the Latino "Anthony" and the amazing African-American "Jasmine," and because of his affection for them, he becomes involved in their lives, obviously complicating his teaching career. This play is a "must see" for teachers, and also an incisive document into the life of a man who has chosen this noble vocation as his profession. I left the theatre amused and inspired. It was a "bravo" performance by a man who really knows his subject.
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch <a target="_blank" href="http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/254668/november-03-2009/sign-off---they-call-me-mister-fry">Stephen Colbert's endorsement </a>of the show.
- Check out <a target="_blank" href="https://www.goldstar.com/events/culver-city-ca/they-call-me-mister-fry.html">Goldstar member reviews</a> of the show's run at FanaticSalon in Culver City.
- "On stage,<em> Mister Fry</em> makes the grade!" <em>--Los Angeles Times</em>
- "Jack Fry is the Patch Adams of education, the highest quality of Off Broadway theatre" --<em>LA Examiner</em>
- Critic's Pick for Best of the Fest --Capital Fringe
- "Gritty but hopeful" --<em>Curtain Up New York</em>
- "A must see" --socal.com
- "A talented blend of comedy and emotion" --<em>Valley Scene Magazine</em>
- "Freiberger wins over his audience ... he masterfully plays two problem students." --<em>LA Weekly,</em> GO!<em> </em>
- "By all means see it and leave inspired!" --<em>Our Town New York</em> (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..." --<em>NUVO</em>
- "<em>They Call Me Mister Fry</em> is directed by my first director Jeff Michalski, so you know it's got to be good." --Stephen Colbert, <em>The Colbert Report</em>
- See <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/new-york-city-ny/they-call-me-mister-fry.html">Goldstar member reviews</a> of <em>They Call Me Mister Fry'</em>s successful New York run at Comic Strip Live.
Running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.