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New York teacher/comedian/cancer survivor Susan Jeremy overcame dyslexia to get her teaching credentials, but the combined stresses of New York City classrooms and a bout with breast cancer compelled her to privately teaching disabled kids in their homes.

That’s the story, but eschewing the linear format of her favourite TV show, Law & Order (which provides Jeremy with an audio motif), she tosses things up into a tragi-comic salad. Mostly comic.

Jeremy is a likable monologuist, but, as in a classroom, she creates a distance between herself and her audience to keep things from becoming too personal. The details she does volunteer over this world première hour-long show — including why she calls one of her breasts Shirley and the other Tammy — are only just sufficient.

— Randall King

 

From the Fringe program:

In New York City, there is an elite squad of teachers who travel to student homes. These dedicated professionals battle insane relatives, heinous buildings and life-threatening situations. Susan Jeremy is one of these teachers. These are her stories.

Fringe favorite from P.S. 69 and Brazil Nuts returns with hilarious and heartbreaking tales of urban survival in this new show.

"Accept no substitutes, Jeremy is the real deal" - Winnipeg Free Press

"Jeremy is a gifted storyteller" - The Scotsman

"Intensely personal characters and great writing" - Montreal Mirror

 

http://www.watsonarts.org/

Recommended For: General Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

Discount Tickets: $8 for Seniors

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