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.
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.
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.
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.
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