Sideways Stories from Wayside School
By: John Olive
Adapted from Louis Sachar's Wayside School novels
February 25 - March 5, 2023
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
1pm Saturdays (added 7:30pm show on 3/4)
*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.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Out of respect for our performers and community, we ask that audience members wear masks.
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