BRAD FRYMAN
AEA/SAG-AFTRA
Contact Directly at Brad.j.fryman@gmail.com

 

November/ December 2018

The Father by August Strindberg at Strindberg Rep



Strindberg's "The Father" (1887) offers a proto-Freudian explanation of the unreasonable hatred that can exist between husbands and wives. A free-thinking army captain and scientist would have his daughter educated to be a teacher, while his wife would have her become a painter. The wife manipulates the town pastor (who happens to be her stepbrother) and the newly arrived town doctor for her purposes, using her erotic influence over the doctor and her readiness to claim that the family lawyer is her child's father. Ultimately, she drives her husband into the arms of his old trusted nurse, who straitjackets him.

Depending on the time of history, audiences tend to side with either the captain or his wife. The captain's insistence on "male perogatives" makes it sometimes seem that his wife's scheming brings him his just deserts. At other times, he seems a tragic victim of a diabolical female who, in the course of the play, is even told by the pastor and the doctor that she is a monster.

Robert Greer's translation does not steer us toward either conclusion; instead it finds hidden meanings in the original Swedish dialogue that seem to drive the play. Much of it comes from the erotic electricity between the wife and the doctor. The translation doesn't resort to crude language, but it does convey some of the subtext that is near the surface.

W I T H
Brad Fryman* as the Captain
Natalie Menna as the Wife
Daniel Lugo* as the Doctor
Gabe Bettio* as the Pastor
Bailey Newman as the Daughter
Jo Vetter* as the Captain's Old Nurse
Tyler Joseph as the Captain’s Orderly

Costume design by Janet Mervin
Lighting design is by Gilbert "Lucky" Pearto

November 15 to December 1
Opens Thur Nov. 15 (7:30) and runs through Sat Dec. 1 on the following schedule:
Sat Nov. 17 (8:00), Sun Nov. 18 (3:00), Sat Nov. 24 (8:00), Sun Nov. 25 (3:00), Thur Nov. 29 (7:30), Sat Dec.1 (8:00).

TICKETS
$20 general admission
$15 seniors and students
Combination ticket: both shows for $30 (general admission)

Box Office (212) 868-4444
Running Time: 120 minutes

GENE FRANKEL THEATRE
24 Bond Street, NYC 


 
 
 
 
 

 

Below in

OCCASIONALLY NOTHING by Natalie Menna

Directed by Ivette Dumeng

With Brad Fryman, Maiken Wiese, Sean Hoagland

  

Below in The DECAPITATION OF THOMAS KENT
By Michael Hagins Directed by Gregg Picca
December, 2017



On set Assisted Living A Webseries produced by Alli Trussel and Amanda Bullis. 
Written by Molly Rydzel 
A Pilot
Nov. 2017


 

Below As Theo Van Gogh in COMMITTED BY Natalie Menna 

Directed by Brock Harris Hill

September, 20017    

Committed is a work of historical fiction about the last two days of Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh's life before his murder.  When his highly controversial and vulgar documentary causes a tremendous uproar in Amsterdam and abroad, Theo spirals downward. The play explores the collision of an artist's radical temperament and unyielding vision with modern political realities and the inevitable tragedy when uncompromising values clash. Can friendship, family, or love save Theo from his biggest threat - himself?

 
With Ivette Dumeng, Brad Fryman, Philip Schneider and Francisco Solorzano

Ivette Dumeng and Brad Fryman
 
 
At the 
Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, New York City 

 
 

 

Brad Fryman - Three Scene Demo from Runjik Productions on Vimeo.

 
             
Sir Toby Belch
Twelfth Night
South Brooklyn Shakespeare
Summer 2016
 
 

 

December 2015

A WILDER CHRISTMAS
A Long Christmas Dinner by Thornton Wilder

PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Dan Wackerman at Peccadillo Theatre

 July 2015


By Christopher Stetson Boal

Directed by Terrence O'Brien
At

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Previously at the SoHo playhouse 15 Vandam St. New York, New York in
 

 

        

 
Me and Walter Brandes in KEEP ON TRUCKIN'- It's WAR!


 

Beckett meets Stoppard in this fish-out-of-water comedy of two stranded souls, lost in a strange desert, searching for identity, purpose, and reality. Now, it seems, they’ve driven their truck right into a war-zone and find themselves in a definite pickle.

In Association with the Midtown International Theatre Festival

Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at the Abingdon Complex

312 W. 36th St 1st Floor

 

Directed by Mark Karafin

Featuring: Matt Antar, Walter Brandes*, Brad Fryman*

Robert Shryock, and Christine Verleny





The Sea Gull by Anton Chekhov at The Drilling Company

 

 

A New Adaptation by Kathy Curtiss
Nov 16, 2011 through Nov 20, 2011 Limited Engagement
Directed/Designed by Hamilton Clancy and Kathy Curtiss
Associate Producer: Stephanie Pezolano

Featuring Dan Teachout*, Amanda Dillard, Garret Burreson, Brad Fryman*, Carolyn Popp*, Glynis Rigsby, Ian Biesinger, Marc Brydon, Jane guyer Fujita, Adam Fujita, Bill Green*
The Drilling Company
Theatre for New Plays


 

Brad joined the cast of The Comedy of Errors                                                                                                                              "This is perhaps the strongest, funniest and most creative production of Comedy of Errors I have ever seen" Heather Lee Rogers- Nytheatre.com

"director Kathy Curtiss' New York-set production is certain to please audiences." Suzy Evans- Backstage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 
                                               

THE GIANT
by Chris Boal
Directed by Mark Karafin
 
Christopher Boal's biting new comedy, the 2nd in the NY Trilogy, explores the wages of money, fame, family values and pets, as a fully dysfunctional theatrical family gather for a Christmas holiday meal.
Featuring: 
Austin Pendleton and Judith Roberts
with
Ryan Tramont
Wrenn Schmidt
Brigitte Choura
Brad Fryman
at The Lambs 3W 51st St