​​​​​​​Woodside High School 

Theatre Arts

Up the Down Staircase


Up the Down Staircase is a comedy by Christopher Sergel, based on Bel Kaufman’s 1965 hit novel, Up the Down Staircase is the story of a young teacher’s challenging and frustrating first semester at an inner-city high school. The idealistic new teacher is bound and determined to introduce the finer points of English literature to her motley charges. The other teachers and administrators are darn near as motley, so she faces problems galore.Type your paragraph here.