MELBOURNE, FLA. — The Florida Tech College Players’ fall production is Up the Down Staircase, the comedy of 1960s life in an urban high school based on the
best-selling novel by Bel Kaufman. Performances will be on Nov. 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. in the Gleason Performing Arts Center, on campus.
The plot revolves around Sylvia Barrett, a young idealistic high school English teacher who tries to nurture her students’ interest in classic literature.
She is frustrated by the school administration’s petty bureaucracy, the students’ indifference and the incompetence of many of her colleagues.
The lead roles are played by Caroline Spencer as Sylvia and Luis de la Maza as Joe Ferrone. The director is Kyle Rappe and the producer is Ren Henry.
Tickets, available at the door, cost $10 for general admission; $5 for ages 65 and older, and those with a military or student IDs; and $3 for Florida Tech
students, faculty and staff with IDs. For more information, contact College Players at (321) 674-8767 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.