Inner-City Teacher's First Year in Hit Solo Show They Call Me Mister Fry
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The last date listed for They Call Me Mister Fry was Sunday March 30, 2014 / 4:00pm.
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Six years ago, a 10-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his little brother. Now, a court-appointed social worker has come for a home visit to determine if the boy should be let off parole early. With One In The Chamber, Ovation Award-nominated playwright (Dysnomia) and HBO Audience Award-winning screenwriter (The Four-Faced Liar) Marja-Lewis Ryan crafts a timely drama about family dysfunction and the effects of gun violence in America. With thematic echoes of Ordinary People and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?, One In The Chamber goes right to the heart of a national crisis as seen through its day-to-day impact. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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 "Stephen Colbert’s endorsement ":http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/254668/november-03-2009/sign-off—-they-call-me-mister-fryof the show.
Check out Goldstar member reviews of the show’s run at FanaticSalon in Culver City.
“On stage,_ Mister Fry_ makes the grade!” —Los Angeles Times
“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, GO!_ _
“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.
Running time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.