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Comic Strip Live
1568 Second Avenue New York City, NY 10028
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4.8 / 5 Rated by 32 members
Review from Antoinette
Red Velvet 66 events 26 reviews

I attended this play expecting sidesplitting laughter. After all, I am an educator in NYC. However, I saw an honest, funny and poignant reflection of what it means to be a teacher. Parts of the play were funny, emotional and touching. Mr. Fry...continued

reviewed Nov 06 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Campbell McCrary
2 events 1 review

This is some real funny stuff. Jack makes you laugh and cry at some very important (and sensitive)issues. I loved this show and recommend it. An up and coming performer. Won't be the last we see and hear of him. Catch this while you can.

reviewed Nov 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Janice Nieder
Red Velvet 314 events 97 reviews

We laffed. We cried. Wonderful tale

reviewed Dec 18 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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