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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

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A play adapted from Louis Sachar's Wayside School Novels
Adaptation by John Olive

Poster. Click to download the PDF.May 6 - 22, 2011
RLT Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission Seating)

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, from left to right: Maddy Kunkel (Bebe), Gerald Jerry Zieman (Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf) and Graham Gall (Myron). Photo by David Watts.

In this photo: Maddy Kunkel (Bebe), Gerald Jerry Zieman (Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf) and Graham Gall (Myron). Photo by David Watts.

Director: Linda O'Day Young

Click to download the poster (PDF).

Read the preview by Triangle Arts & Entertainment


In this photo: Maddy Kunkel (Bebe), Gerald Jerry Zieman (Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf) and Graham Gall (Myron). Photo by David Watts.

Ticket information

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the RLT Box Office at 919-821-3111.

Ticket prices:

Teens/Adults: $13
Children: $9

Note: A child is ages 0-12.

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*

May 2011
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6: 7:30pm 7: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
8: 1:00pm & 5:00pm 9 10 11 12: 10:00am 13: 7:30pm 14: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
15: 1:00pm & 5:00pm 16 17 18 19: 10:00am 20: 7:30pm 21: 1:00pm & 5:00pm
22: 1:00pm 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

* 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.


  • Mrs. Gorf/Mr. Gorf: Jerry Zieman
  • Myron: Graham Gall
  • Dameon: Henry Hopson
  • Bebe: Maddy Kunkel
  • Leslie: Jessica McGee
  • Rondi: Annabel Bloom
  • Louis: Clint Lienau
  • Mrs. Jewls: Caity Brewer
  • Mr. Pickle: Oliver Riera
  • Miss Valooosh: Ruth Berry
  • Sammy: Ben Mygatt

Also check out the first video on YouTube.

For more information, please contact the RLT Box Office on 919-821-3111.

wheelchair accesssibleAll performances are wheelchair accessible.


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