SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL
adapted by John Olive from Louis Sachar’s Wayside School novels
directed by TGS Veteran Actor Cara Ganski
WHEN: June 6th through the 9th with performances at 7:30 PM on Thursday and Friday, and matinees at 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey
TICKETS: $15 for Adults and $12 for Children & Seniors, with group rates available.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the TGS Box Office at (973) 347-4946 or visiting www.growingstage.com.
In the play, we’re introduced to Wayside School which is sideways; however, that’s how the builder built it. Instead of making 30 classrooms side-by-side, he built them one on top of the other, which explains why all kinds of crazy things happen there—especially to Myron, Bebe, Leslie, Rondi and Dameon, who attend class on the thirtieth floor. You’ll also get to meet Mrs. Gorf, the meanest teacher at Wayside School, the delightful Mrs. Jewls, and Louis, the yard teacher. And, if you’re curious, you might get to find out what happened to the nineteenth floor!
SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL is an all-youth production featuring 16 young performers hailing from Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties. This production is a part of our Studio Presentation Series. This series initiated in the fall of 2009 has succeeded in engaging both patrons and artists. Targeted for specific-aged audiences rather than the wide-reaching family fare of the Main Stage, the series provides community artists with a unique opportunity to participate in the creative process of “trying out” new, more experimental works under the direction of our professional artists. This program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.
The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals.