Squire Fridell

Squire Fridell holds a master's degree in acting/directing and for over thirty years has taught and directed professionally, in colleges, high schools and elementary schools. He is also a professional actor and may hold the distinction of being the only actor around to have never drawn unemployment benefits. He has performed as principal on-camera talent in over 2,500 commercials and has appeared in some living room, somewhere in America, on the average of once a night selling something to someone. He is the author of two published plays, "The Bard!" and "Greek to Me!" and wrote the definitive commercial acting text, "Acting in Television Commercials for Fun and Profit" (now in its 22nd printing). He has starred in twelve television pilots, five big screen features, and starred/guest-starred in any number of television series and shows over the years. In 1998, he completed his third Equity tour as Professor Harold Hill in "The Music Man" for Musical Theatre West in Southern California, and in 1999 reprised the role at the Lesher Theatre in Walnut Creek for Center Repertory Company. He has been on the cover of "TV Guide" and photo-featured in "Newsweek Magazine." Squire and his wife Suzy live in the heart of Northern California's Sonoma Valley, where they grow and sell Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah wine grapes. They have a 19 year-old daughter, Lexy, who is a first year acting/musical theatre double major at Carnegie Mellon University.
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  Dastardly Deeds at Yoursin Mine -or- Yukon Take It With You

Farce by Squire Fridell

82 pages

Flexible cast from 16 to 50+


This great romantic melodrama of the Yukon Territory has it all! Come visit the world of Lester Lawless, Lotta Pidee, Loooney Yoursin, and many others including miners who can't find stakes, trappers who can't find pelts, and Mounties who can't find anyone as they weave a story of Wild West intrigue. Narrators and Sign Gals help dictate active audience involvement as villains are thwarted, heroes and heroines are blissfully united, enemies become friends, widowed matrons are reunited with lost children, and orphans live happily ever after. In addition to a co...

  Greek to Me!

Classic Humor With Humor by Squire Fridell

65 pages

Widely flexible cast from 12 to 50


Here's an energetic, engaging look at how theatre developed, from the first actor to speak aloud to the idea of using scenery. The play then segues into a variety of scenes from the great plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides and Aristophanes. The easy-to-present scenes show how ancient Greek plays, both tragic and comedic, became classics because they were insightful and entertaining. Features a special music and sound effects CD (#8128T) to immerse your audience into the theatre of 2,000 years ago, available when you order your cast set. "The script is w...

  Bard!

Classic Humor With Humor by Squire Fridell

70 pages

28 flexible parts


"The Bard!" offers an enjoyable, approachable introduction to William Shakespeare. In Act I, we discover his world and his realities, his life and his times. In Act II, abridged scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Romeo and Juliet," "Twelfth Night," "The Merry Wives of Windsor," and "Macbeth" make the man and his works come alive for both the actor and for the audience. A special music and sound effects CD (#8087T)is available when you order your cast set.

  Shakespeare!

Classic Humor With Humor by Squire Fridell

46 pages

12 to 20+ flexible characters


Here's an enjoyable, approachable introduction to William Shakespeare. In Scenes 1 through 4, we discover his world and his realities, his life and his times. In Scenes 5, 6 and 7, we are treated to one abridged scene from "Romeo and Juliet" and two abridged scenes from "A Midsummer Night's Dream." All together, the man and his work come alive for both the actor and for the audience. Performance time about an hour. (A longer version of this play, "The Bard!", also includes abridged scenes from "The Twelfth Night," "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and "Macbeth." S...