They Call Me Mister Fry: One-Man Show About a Teacher in South Central L.A.
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The last date listed for They Call Me Mister Fry was Sunday January 31, 2010 / 5:00pm.
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They Call Me Mister Fry is an incredibly touching and extremely funny exploration of the experience of a first year teacher in a South Central L.A. public school.
I read the teaser: "What happens when a white boy from Indiana ends up teaching in South Central Los Angeles?" The answer appears to be that his world is turned upside down, but in a powerful and, ultimately, a good and hopeful way.
Mr. "Fry" took us on an authentic, first person, journey and he shared a range of emotions and insights that touched my funny bone and made me cry too. This is accomplished performance happens on a relatively austere stage, with some props and a few projected images. But it is clear that Mr. "Fry" has a passion and love for his subject, education.
If you have any compassion for children struggling against many odds, I think it will be difficult NOT to be touched. But beyond that, it's a human story of growth both for the children and for the teacher. Mr. Fry shares his naivete, his life's challenges, ambitions and his precious artifacts from that year. All of this makes it very real and very authentic. It is an authenticity that is both rare and special for today's over produced entertainment. I highly recommend that everyone go see this play. It will be a memorable and powerful experience.
And, you can have some excellent cocktails and food while you watch.
What happens when a white boy from Indiana ends up teaching fifth graders in South Central Los Angeles? This must-see one-man show written by and starring Jack Fry (Freiberger) has been getting standing ovations before packed houses in New York and Los Angeles.
This funny yet poignant true story will have you laughing and crying for a teacher having to deal with students, the system, an alter ego King Arthur, and finally with his own fragile existence.
Jack Freiberger, “Mister Fry,” is ecstatic to have his show in New York City and at Comic Strip Live Theater. “Working with Bob and Richie has been a pleasure. I can’t wait to bring the timely and fascinating story of ‘Mister Fry’ to the tri-state area’s audiences. My experience as a teacher in South Central LA made me write this play with humor, emotion and utter respect for all teachers. I’m so excited to share it.”
“They Call Me Mister Fry” is currently directed by Jeff Michalski, Second City’s ETC founding member and alumnus, and was selected “Best of the Fest” from the 2009 Washington Capital Fringe. In addition to “They Call Me Mister Fry,” Jack Freiberger has starred in various independent and educational films and has been seen on stage throughout the LA area. He trained at Meisner, The Shakespeare Company, and Adam Roake’s Film Acting Lab. Creative consultants are Tom Blomquist, an award-winning television writer, producer and director, and Mitchel Uscher, author for Playbill Magazine and director of “Forever Plaid” at the Lycian Centre in New York. Josh Ravitz will serve as Associate Producer for all productions at Comic Strip Live Theater.