Genre: Comedy, Kids
Written by Louis Sachar, Adapted by John Olive, & Directed by Stephen Michael Rondel

Wayside Elementary school is a wacky world where Myron, Dameon, Leslie, Rhondi, and Bebe attend class on the top floor of their 30-story school (an architect accidentally built the school's 30 classrooms on top of one another rather than side-by-side.) This zany classroom adventure is filled with tornado drills, talking pigtails, and wicked teachers who turn students into apples. Journey amidst the craziness as the Wayside students learn some valuable lessons about life! The New Acting Company prides itself in producing sophisticated and entertaining plays that appeal to all adults in the audience as much as to the children without being patronizing. We truly are a theater company for all ages!
About the Company: New Acting Company

Created and founded in 2000 by Artistic Director, Stephen Michael Rondel, the New Acting Company's mission is to use the energy of live performance (both onstage and in class) allowing students to face issues of responsibility, commitment, trust, friendship, teamwork, reading comprehension, self-esteem, risk and success.

We pride ourselves in offering children, teens and adults the opportunity to study, rehearse and perform challenging texts in our professional, state of-the-arts 100 seat theater. Our expectations are high. Students are consistently challenged to "rise to the occasion," and at the same time we accept that live theater is a fickle art form, fraught with risks and surprises. We believe it is this unexpected aspect of live performance that has the unique ability to lift our students up with pride, to reveal skills which they were not aware of and to change (or at least point out) the inaccuracy of their perceived limitations.

Our annual professional productions feature classic plays, fairytales and original adaptations of children's literature guaranteed to engage the adults in the audience as thoroughly as the children.

Most importantly of all, The New Acting Company strives to be a fun, safe and creative place for children, teens and adults to express themselves. We pride ourselves in bringing top-quality family theater to the heart of Greenwich Village.

Open:   04/20/06
Close:   05/21/06

April 20 - May 21, 2006
(Special Showing Thursday April 20 at 7 PM)
Fridays and Saturdays at 7 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM (No 2 PM Matinee on Saturday May 6)
Theater:   Philip Coltoff Center, Main Stage
Address:   219 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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Cost:Advance sale: $15 General Admission (Ages 6 – Adult), At the door: $18 General Admission (Ages 6 - Adult)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
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