WHEN: October 16 –19, Friday & Saturday 8 PM, Sunday 2 PM
WHERE: Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ
TICKETS: $30 adults; $15 students at the door
DISCOUNT FOR EDUCATORS: educators can receive a $7 discount on full price ($30) tickets by ordering on line at www.TheTheaterProject.org with code NJEA7469.
“It touches the soul even as it bops the funny-bone.” —Montreal Hour
Teacher and comic Susan Jeremy will perform her acclaimed one-woman show, P.S. 69—A Teacher Grows in Brooklyn at The Theater Project in Maplewood, NJ. She portrays her classroom experiences with an eye on the ironies and absurdities that teachers encounter daily.
Ms. Jeremy has toured the show in the United States, Canada and Europe. “New Jersey seemed like the next logical step,” she mused. Developed with director Mary Fulham, P.S. 69 recounts one teacher’s journey through the bureaucratic mazes and chaotic corridors of the New York City school system. In the show, Jeremy recreates the personalities of the administrators, teachers, parents and students she met on her way to becoming an educator—her parallel career to performance art.
Susan Jeremy will dialogue with the audience after each performance.
Winner of BEST COMEDY at the Montreal Fringe Festival, The Boston Globe acclaimed the show and Ms. Jeremy’s “bravura command of gesture and speech … skewers the lunacy of contemporary education.”
TalkinBroadway.com said “Amazing … with a waggle of her finger, a crane of her neck, or a slight turn of her head, Ms. Jeremy instantly changes her age, sex, and even her skin color … full of humor and insight.”
Montreal Hour commented on her characterizations: “Outlandish but true … she so clearly loves these people that she never betrays them…It touches the soul even as it bops the funny-bone.”
After September’s back-to-school frenzy subsides, come relax at The Theater Project!