The Fenn School will raise the curtain on its middle school play, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” on Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. in Ward Hall.
Based on novel by children’s author Louis Sachar, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” details the eccentric and eclectic experiences of students enrolled in the fictional School. “The zaney nature of this story’s characters is shaped by the actual structure of Wayside School,” says Rosalie Norris, Fenn’s drama coordinator. “The school initially designed to be one story high with 30 classrooms side-by-side. Instead, the school was built with 30 classrooms stacked on top of each other; as you can imagine, this sets the stage for some strange experiences for its students.”
Seventeen sixth and seventh grade Fenn boys will bring this story to life during two performances in Ward Hall this Friday and Saturday. Complete with puns, wacky situations, symbolism, and metaphor, these students will present a story that will remind the audience about the importance of having a sense of humor, a sense of self, and a sense of community. “Our cast members have really worked hard to bring their characters to life,” adds Ms. Norris. “Get ready for the boys to share Wayside School with you and get ready for a terrific twist at the end of this production.”
Tickets are free and available in Fenn’s main office, located on the first floor of the W.W. Fenn building The Fenn School is located at 516 Monument Street, Concord, MA.