They Call Me Mr. Fry
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 7:00 PM
Mr. Fry looks at a first year Los Angeles Unified School District teacher’s experience teaching in the heart of South-Central Los Angeles. The show examines the interaction of two elementary school students and their families with Mr. Fry, as each is confronted with both personal individual and family tragedies. They Call Me Mister Fry is a true story, performed by a teaching veteran who recounts his first year in the LAUSD school district. Jack Fry, “Mr. Fry,” is an award winning playwright, actor and fully credentialed teacher who lives in Los Angeles, California.
They Call Me Mr. Fry was selected as an 2011 Boulder International Fringe Festival Encore Winner, Best of the Fest Series Winner of the 2010 Hollywood Fringe Festival and 2009 Washington Capital Fringe, Best Solo Show by Goldstar’s “Miss the Show and die.” Mr. Fry had a four month extended off-Broadway run at the famous Comic Strip Live Theater, was performed for the U.S. Department of Education, and has received endorsements from The Colbert Report! Jack Fry has been performing the show while also performing the duties of a full time teacher.
Jack Fry has starred in various independent films and has been seen on stage throughout the L.A. area. He has trained in Meisner, The Shakespeare Company, and Adam Roake’s Film Acting Lab. He is also a filmmaker who edited the video sequences for Mister Fry. In addition, Jack has acted in and done voiceover work for over 30 educational films geared towards children— not only can these films be seen on Nickelodeon, but his films are also distributed in classrooms nationwide through Media, Inc.
The show will be held in the Bruyette Athenaeum's Hoffman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. To buy tickets, contact the Frances Driscoll Box Office at 860.231.5555 or order online at http://tickets.usj.edu. Box office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and one hour before performances. Free parking. General Seating Advance Tickets $20 Adult, $15 Senior Citizen, $10 Teacher, $10 Member.