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Up the Down Staircase

Mainstage Fall Play

  • By: Christopher Sergel based on the novel by Bel Kaufman
  • Directed by: Margaret Berg
  • Dates: December 2016


Rookie lit teacher Sylvia Barrett’s first day at Calvin Coolidge High School isn’t what she expected: a delinquent student body, a crumbling infrastructure, and an administration that drowns its staff in paperwork and rules. She soon finds herself involved in the start of a romance, a near war with an administrator, and in the unexpected, sometimes heartbreaking lives of her students. Can she make a difference?


Performance Schedule:

December 1-3, 2016, 7 pm; December 4, 2 pm in the Auditorium