Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Oberlin College Theater

Oberlin, OH
College Theatre

By: John Olive
Adapted from Louis Sachar's Wayside School novels

February 25 - March 5, 2023

Show Description:

Sideways Stories from Wayside School centers on a 4th-grade classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which the architect “was supposed to build … with thirty classrooms all on one level but he accidentally put them on top of each other” (“He said he was sorry.”). When the students defeat their evil teacher by turning her into an apple, the introduction of a new teacher, Miss Jewls, begins a whole new chapter of life at Wayside School. Based on the children’s book by Louis Sachar, Sideways Stories from Wayside School is full of wacky characters (such as Sammy, a dead rat who disguises himself as a student to sneak into the classroom, and Mrs. Zarves, the teacher on the nineteenth floor who does not exist) and even wackier stories.

Staff and Cast

Director: Maggie Elsen



7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
1pm Saturdays (added 7:30pm show on 3/4)
1pm Sundays

*Performances on February 25-26 are reserved for children and adults attending with children from the Oberlin community. If you are an Oberlin student, faculty/staff, or member of the general public without children under the age of 12, we request that you attend a different performance so that we can ensure availability for our primary audience.


$3 - $5

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Health and Safety Guidelines

Out of respect for our performers and community, we ask that audience members wear masks.

Content Advisories

This production is presented with audience members under the age of 12 in mind, though all are welcome.


The Kander Theater
56 Willard Ct.
Oberlin, OH, 44074