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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Adapted by JOHN OLIVE from the books by LOUIS SACHAR
Directed by WHIT MACLAUGHLIN
On the F. Otto Haas Stage
December 4, 2013 - February 15, 2014    EXTENDED!

Is your school a little too…normal? Welcome to Wayside. Before you enter Wayside School, you should know it’s a thirty-story building with one classroom on each floor. Mrs. Jewls is nice and teaches class on the thirtieth story, but watch out for Mrs. Gorf, who turns kids into apples if they give a wrong answer. And then there’s Miss Zarves, who teaches the class on the nineteenth story – except there is no nineteenth story so there is no Miss Zarves. The zany characters of Wayside School take you on a bizarre classroom journey that promises to thrill and excite the entire family.

Best enjoyed by families with children 5 and older.

Special Effects Notice:
There are strobe and water-based smoke effects used during this performance

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Photos by Mark Garvin


Critical Acclaim–

“A production that’s dynamic and delightful, showing that learning is not drudgery, but a positive and interactive experience. Sideways Stories from Wayside School is not only for kids, but for all who remember school as an exciting, and occasionally frightening, adventure.”
“David Gordon’s tipped-over classroom — with a door in the floor, windows that slide right instead of up and a blackboard on what is now the ceiling — is brilliantly fun.”

–City Paper   [Read More]

"The Arden's production is constantly clever, a little bizarre, staged for maximum excitement and seamlessly acted."
–Howie Shapiro, WHYY   [Read More]

“Go straight to Sideways…Parents and kids were all laughing together”
–Hipster Henry   [Read More]

“…Something the whole family can enjoy”
–Frugal Philly Mom   [Read More]

“Everyone, from 5 to 95 will find many occasions for side-splitting laughter…Be sure to make plans to take the young people in your life to this unforgettable experience at the Wayside School. If you have no young people to take to the theatre, grab a ticket for yourself. You won’t regret it.”
–Beyond My Backyard   [Read More]

“We can only wish our school was this much fun!”
“It’s a feel good kind of play. A smile was on our face the entire time.”
Sideways Stories from Wayside School brings you back as a parent and reminds you of all the silly things you went through in elementary school.”
“It’s a show the whole family can enjoy together. The content is kid friendly but keeps the parents entertained as well.”

–Jersey Family Fun   [Read More]

“The Arden Theatre does it again! Out of the many, many plays we’ve enjoyed there, this one is the best one yet. We were treated to a night of great acting, wonderful laughs, a fantastic story, and most importantly, another chance to appreciate and share the world of performing arts to our children in a way they really related to and left them wanting to know more...”
“Don’t miss your chance to see this show! If you haven’t read the story, you’ll want to. And if you have, you’ll want to see it performed in the creative and fun way that only the Arden can deliver.”

–Philly Parent Circle   [Read More]

Sideways Stories from Wayside School is the most fun we’ve had at the theatre in years. We wish we could do it all again.”
–Philly Parent Circle   [Read More]








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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Cast
Rachel Camp (Mrs. Jewls)
Taysha Canales (Rondi)
Robert Hager (Myron)
Dave Johnson (Louis)
Alex Keiper (Bebe)
Emilie Krause (Leslie)
Steve Pacek (Mrs. Gorf/Sammy/Mr. Pickle/Miss Valoosh/Mr. Gorf)
Anthony Martinez-Briggs (Dameon)

Scenic Designer
DAVID P. GORDON
Costume Designer
RICHARD ST. CLAIR
Lighting Designer
ALLEN HAHN
Sound Designer
JORGE COUSINEAU
Stage Manager
ALEC E. FERRELL
Stage Manager
KATE NELSON



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