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Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 6 members
Review from Peggy Heidelberg-Dunson
87 events 30 reviews


reviewed Aug 07 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from lucas
45 events 21 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 31 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from La-In-La
26 events 16 reviews

I decided on this play because I was taking two friends out for their birthdays, both are teachers. They thoroughly enjoyed it. Mr. Freiberger did an excellent job portraying all the characters. It was at times very sad and moving, but he also...continued

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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 —
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. —
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.


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.

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