Theatre at Tarleton presents “Miss Nelson is Missing” — written by Harry Allard and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher — for two performances Saturday, Feb. 2, in the auditorium of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center.
The curtain rises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $3, and all seating is general admission.
Part of Tarleton's Spring Young People’s Series, the play is about a classroom of unruly students who treat their caring teacher with complete disrespect. Near her wits’ end, Miss Nelson, one of the nicest teachers on the planet, can’t control her crazy classroom because she’s just too nice.
One day, her students realize that she has disappeared. Seconds later, her replacement, who is the hard-as-nails, detention-loving, recess-canceling, homework-overloading substitute teacher, Viola Swamp, shows up. With the big test approaching and the police after them, the students suddenly realize how much they have missed Miss Nelson, and they'll do anything to solve the mystery of her disappearance and bring her back
Behind the scenes, Mary Claunch is stage manager, Oscar Gonzalez is in charge of set design, Toni Meyers is the costume designer, and Olivia Santisteban provides hair and makeup design.
Cameron Hardee is in charge of lighting the production, Victoria DePaola is the sound designer, Jenifer Ambrose is the prop master and Jala Watts heads publicity.