Comic Strip Live Theater Presents
They Call Me Mister Fry
“They Call Me Mister Fry” (www.theycallmemisterfry.com) is a one-man show starring Jack Freiberger as a white boy from Indiana who ends up teaching fifth graders in South Central Los Angeles. Based on Freiberger’s real-life experience, the 90-minute show will run through January 31, 2010.
On OPENING NIGHT, Friday, November 6 show time is at 8:00 p.m. Regular show times are at 5:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, prior to the evening’s comedy shows.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $20 for teachers with ID, and $12 for children under 16 years of age (plus $20 drink minimum for all tickets, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages). Comic Strip Live is the first comedy club to produce one- and two-person theatrical shows.
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. "Mister Fry" was selected as one of the "Best of the Fest" by dctheatrescene.com and "Best Male Monologue" by allartsreview4u.com from the 2009 Washington Capital Fringe Festival. 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.
Mister Fry mentioned in the The Colbert Show
* Group Tickets: Please contact J.R. Ravitz at Comic Strip Live at 212-861-9386 for group tickets for parties of more than six people.