"Sideways Stories from Wayside School" Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Jan. 11-13

12/11/07


Students at Wayside School have learned at least one thing - expect the unexpected! Join the Yardley Players for "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 and 4 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Sprung from the imagination of award-winning author Louis Sachar, Wayside School is a bit of an oddity - built 30 stories high with only one classroom per floor. On the very top floor sits Mrs. Gorf's classroom. Mrs. Gorf is a nasty sort, prone to turning students into apples when they give the wrong answer. Her student, Bebe, outsmarts her with the use of mirror, and soon Mrs. Gorf is not only an apple, but gets eaten by the yard monitor! Mrs. Jewls is her much kinder replacement. Other quirky Wayside staffers include the principal, Mr. Kidswatter, Miss Valooosh, a dance teacher with a flair for the tango, and Miss Zarves, a teacher from the 19th floor, who is heard but not seen, as the 19th floor doesn't really exist. Attempting to make sense of it all are Wayside students Myron, Bebe, Dameon, Rhondi and Leslie, as well as a newcomer, Sammy, who is revealed to be a rat under his layers of coats. Mrs. Gorf's son appears late in the action to find out who is responsible for his mother's disappearance and to avenge her memory.

Featured in "Wayside School" are: Marina Vrahnos as Mrs. Gorf, Ethan Levy as Myron, Rachel Hendershott as Bebe, Kate Adamy as Leslie, Emma Beavers as Rondi, Jesse Dubin as Dameon, Mike McCollum as Louis, Walter Smyth as Mr. Kidswatter, Rose McGlew as Mrs. Jewls, Jacob McGlew as Sammy, Mark Flicker as Mr. Pickle, Jaci D'Ulisse as Miss Valooosh, and Clayton Gage as Mr. Gorf.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and children. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Free parking is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure. To request a Kelsey season brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

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