It has been almost three months since The Wire‘s series finale, and we’re all itching to hear about what our favorite actors on the show will be up to. We’ll soon see Jimmy McNulty, or Dominic West, on the big screen playing the villain in the sequel to The Punisher movie. Michael, er…Tristan Wilds, is switching zipcodes, to the new 90210. Remember Roland “Prez” Pryzbylewski? He was the woefully mousy police officer who resigned in shame after shooting a fellow undercover cop to become a pretty good teacher in the local Balitmore public school. Well he, or actually the actor who plays him, Jim True-Frost, will be coming to our zipcode to play another kinda pathetic character in Tracy Lett’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County.
Mr. True-Frost will play “Little Charles,” the gentle, misguided 37-year-old who is called a loser by his mother and is having an affair with his first cousin. He’ll start performing on the Music Box Theatre stage starting June 17. Mr. True-Frost has plenty of previous theater experience as a Steppenwolf member since 1989. In New York, he has performed in productions of Buried Child, Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Rivals, and The Grapes of Wrath.
We wonder, where is Prez’s little partner in geekdom, “Dookie”?