Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Fringe Festival Opens Friday: Old Pal Jack Fry Back with New Show About Einstein

I met Jack Fry (Freiberger) years ago when he did his teacher based play "They Call Me Mr. Fry". I posted about it here and here. Jack was a former teacher who captured many essential truths about the job under NCLB. Now he is back in town with a new show which I am seeing Monday night. I'm also spending some time volunteering for the NYC Fringe festival which is in its 20th year. I've been doing this for many years and it is a chance to see some of the 200 shows downtown over the next 2 weeks at tickets prices of $18 ($13 for seniors.)

Here is info on Jack's show which will be performed 5 times (see below for dates) on the lower east side theater,
Under St. Mark Theater

94 St. Mark Pl.

New York,  NY 10009

Einstein! is the multi-award winning, critically acclaimed solo show by Jack Fry (click here).  Einstein! was just selected as Top 10 Shows to See at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (click here).  Additionally, we were recently selected as Pick of the Fringe and Encore Winner at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.  Jack Fry was also the winner of Best Actor for his portrayal of Albert Einstein chosen by the London Free Press (Ontario) for the International London Fringe Festival, as well as additionally winning other festival picksScroll down for more information.

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Written, researched, and performed by Jack Fry, directed by Tom Blomquist 
About the play: 
Einstein!  is a true story based on the recent release of 15,000 documents and years of research that bring to light new information about a younger, "pre-crazy" haired Albert Einstein in Berlin around 1914.  It chronicles his epic and inspirational fight for relativity and for the affections for his10-year old son, Hans Albert.  It's the historical drama that tells the incredible, true story that ushered in our present modern technological age while simultaneously making his hair "crazy".  Jack Fry breathes life into one of the most intriguing icons of all time."

Albert Einstein comes back from the beyond.  Upset with the way his image has been cheapened and vowing to set the record straight, he tells us the real harrowing story behind general relativity and his struggles as a father.  It's 1914 Berlin, war is breaking out all over Europe, and a 35-year old Einstein is in the battle of his life as he is in the midst of colleagues trying to steal his new theory, an ugly divorce, antisemitism, failing health that threatens his life, isolated for being a pacifist, thoughts of suicide, a huge scientific backlash, and trying to keep the relationship with his son Hans Albert from slipping away from him forever.  Meanwhile, he comes up with a theory that changes the way we live our lives today.

"A very human look at a much mythologized man... compelling and sensitively presented." ~CBC Manitoba

"Fry effectively plays the joy, sadness, determination, and desperation of the man."   ~Winnipeg Free Press

Five Performances Only:
"... funny, touching, and intimate... a triumph...."   ~Huffington Post

Under St. Mark Theater

94 St. Mark Pl.

New York,  NY 10009
Saturday, August 13 @ 2:15pm
Monday, August 15 @ 8:45pm
Friday, August 19 @ 8:00pm
Monday, August 22 @ 2:30pm
Friday, August 26 @ 5:00pm

General Tickets: $18 (CLICK HERE)

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