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Theatre Asylum
between N Cahuenga and Vine 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90038
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11 stars
Plenty of nearby street parking
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25 reviews
16 stars
I wore .. theater was very chilly, especially in the front row (right under an AC register. Bring a blanket!.
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"They Call Me Mister Fry"
6 ratings
4.7 average rating
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78 events
30 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 07 2010


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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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16 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 07 2010

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...

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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
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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.

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.