In "Up the Down Staircase," Sylvia Barrett, played by Megan Miller, begins her teaching career full of youthful optimism. But she is barely into her first year when she learns the job entails much more than teaching Chaucer. There is J. J. McHabe, played by Brad Snyder, who believes strict discipline is the only way to maintain order. And there is Joe Ferrone, an intelligent young rebel, played by Brian Forte. He poses a threat to Mr. McHabe's order and challenges Miss Barrett's abilities as a teacher.
Will Sylvia Barrett's teaching career end just as it is beginning? Find out at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, when the North County High School Drama Club presents "Up the Down Staircase."
Admission is $4. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
It's a bargain hunter's weekend. North County High School PTA will sponsor its annual fall flea market from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in the school cafeteria, 10 E. First Ave. Early birds will be admitted at 8:30 a.m. for a small price. Hot dogs, baked goods and drinks also will be available. Come browse, buy and enjoy lunch.
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 601 Hammonds Lane, is sponsoring an indoor flea market from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Clothes and household items will be on sale. Lunch also will be available. Be sure to stop by. For more information, call 789-8372.