Wellesley Summer Theatre next month will present “An Odd Izzy,” an original musical by longtime WST company members Derek Stone Nelson and Danny Bolton. It will premiere on the refurbished Barstow Stage at Alumnae Hall at Wellesley College. The production opens on Saturday, June 18 and runs for the last two weekends of June, with shows at 10am and noon.
According to WST, the musical tells the story of Isabel—better known as ‘Izzy’—and how she survives being “grounded forever” in her room by her mother. Well, not exactly forever, but for a long time during which she’s supposed to think about ‘Why she drew big, unflattering cariacatures of her teacher and her principal!’ Before too much time has passed, one of Izzy’s stuffed animals suddenly comes alive to keep her company while she’s stuck in her room. And then quite unexpectedly her teacher and her principal drop in for a visit to let Izzy know that despite her flashes of mischievousness, they actually like her a lot. And, while the visitors don’t stop there, you’ll have to come and see the show to find out how it all turns out. Just a hint: if you know any good knock-nock jokes, you might practice your favorite and bring it with you to the performance!
Shows: June 18, 19, 25, 26. Tickets: $3 for kids, $5 for adults.