Chris Fritzges

University of Central Arkansas Theatre professor Chris Fritzges will debut in the third season of the HBO series “True Detective,” which was filmed in Fayetteville.

“True Detective” Season 3 follows partner detectives as they investigate a macabre crime involving two missing children in the heart of the Arkansas Ozarks. The story spans three decades.

The third season is set to premiere Jan. 13, 2019 on HBO, HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

“It’s an experience that I truly will never forget,” Fritzges said. “The cast, crew and administrators for HBO on location were extremely courteous and professional. It was exciting seeing Arkansas talent and such a large producing organization like HBO working together to create a compelling story.”

Originally from Pittsburgh, Fritzges has been a full-time educator at UCA in Conway since 2002, where he teaches acting, voice and movement and directs as an associate professor. He is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and is an actor combatant within the Society of American Fight Directors. Trained as an actor, Fritzges has been performing for audiences for over 20 years. A few recent professional credits include work with the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre: “Romeo and Juliet” (Capulet), “Much Ado About Nothing” (Don Pedro), “Love’s Labor’s Lost” (Holofernes) and “Merry Wives of Windsor” (Master Page). Other credits include acting in numerous film, commercial and radio projects in the region.

As a practicing actor and theatre professor, Fritzges advises students to “never give up, trust yourself, make big choices, never stop learning and always be kind and gracious.”

For more information, contact Melissa Pearson, UCA Theatre business manager, at (501) 450-5092 or melissap@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the departments of art, music, and film, theatre and creative writing, as well as the School of Communication. The College’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac, or call (501) 450-3293.