i can fix him

Enter the seedy underbelly of an early-2010s Jewish day school and meet mafiosos Freddie, Donna, Sylvia, and Jane — members of an exclusive after school fan club that serves as a front for a successful fan fiction laundering ring. They'll write anything for you, for a price.

i can fix him is about being a fan, being an uncool girl, and navigating befriending your fellow uncool girls.
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  • Zoe Senese-Grossberg:
    5 Oct. 2023
    A play that both treats its absurd subject matter with empathy and self seriousness while always having the ability to turn around and laugh along with them. "i can fix him" GETS these types of teenage girls, gets the need behind their boy worship, and loneliness they fill with self importance. It tells a story relying well on the tropes of both mob and high school movies, chock full with betrayals, schemes, and an impenetrable social code, but so effectively uses the theatrical medium. Very producible and skin crawlingly relatable.
  • Sam Heyman:
    18 Jan. 2023
    As someone who was never a teen girl, but who navigated fandom, fraught friendships and feelings all while being a young writer, Sarah Jae Leiber’s "i can fix him" made me bust my gut as often as it punched me in the gut. The Mean Girls-meets-The Sopranos energy, the message about the meaningful nature of being a fan filled with complicated feelings, the pitch-perfect characterization -- all of these ingredients come together to produce an excellently funny, thoughtful play. Highly recommended for fans of all ages!
  • Christiane Swenson:
    4 Jan. 2023
    combining the baroque, blustery irony of THE SOPRANOS with the unhinged teen-girl fury of DANCE NATION, "i can fix him" is one of the few plays i've found that captures the tyranny and agony of a Tumblr-girl friend group. when your waking life seems to happen at school between the hours of 7:30 to 3:30 pm, how can you not project yourself into the high fantasy romcom narratives you have unfettered access to online? and how does that jibe with the messy reality of connecting with your fellow humans? killer play, killer ensemble--would be perfect for college students