There was a bit of an error made in the construction of Wayside School. Instead of making thirty classrooms side by side, it was built one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high…except for the 19th floor which seems to have been forgotten. Strange encounters and skewed adventures challenge the students: Mrs. Gorf - the meanest teacher in the history of Wayside School, Ms. Jewls' possessed blackboard, pigtails that talk, a lunch-money-stealing principal, ghosts in the mashed potatoes, and the ethereal Miss Zarves who may or may not reside on the mysterious missing 19th floor.
In this photo: Maddy Kunkel (Bebe), Gerald Jerry Zieman (Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf) and Graham Gall (Myron). Photo by David Watts.
Note for parents: Age Recommendation: 5 years and up. This play is an adaptation of the strange stories with quirky and at times scary characters from Louis Sachar’s Wayside Series. This production relies heavily on the use of sound (organ music, thunder and lightning) and bold lighting. The play, though amusingly strange to most, may be a little frightening to younger children. This is a good choice for the elementary school level, a fun treat for everyone who is able to sit and give attentive listening in an audience. (Age recommendations are offered simply as a guide to assist parents in selecting theatre experiences for their children. Parents know their children best!)
All seats are general admission.
Dates and Times:
May 6, 13 & 20 at 7:30pm
May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 1:00pm
May 7, 8, 14, 15 & 21 at 5:00pm
May 12 & 19 at 10:00am
Weekday daytime performances are Thurday May 12 & 19 at 10:00am*
7: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
8: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
14: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
15: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
21: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
* These weekday performances are primarily for school groups, however tickets are also available for sale to the general public directly from the box office.
In this photo: Maddy Kunkel (Bebe) and Graham Gall (Myron). Photo by David Watts.