TEACHER'S PETS: The cast of Asheville Creative Arts' play, Miss Nelson is Missing, includes (clockwise from left) Kelli Cayman Cozlin, Gina Jones, Emma Gwynneth Gutt, Strother Stingley, Maximilian Koger and Jordan Ellis.

Asheville Creative Arts stages children’s story Miss Nelson Is Missing

Miss Nelson is Missing was “a favorite book growing up,” says ACA founder and director Robbie Jaeger. “The title is meaningful to many generations — our parents read it to us, our peers today are now reading it to their kids, and kids are loving it as much now as when it was originally published in the ’70s.” The play opens at N.C. Stage Co. on Thursday, July 16.

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The Magnetic Theatre to christen new location with a comedic take on life in Asheville

“I don’t know that anyone has really written or produced a play about Asheville, per se — what [the city] is today, what the different populations are, what the economic situation is, how things are changing in relation to tourism and beer and everything else,” Magnetic Theatre’s artistic director Steven Samuels says. “That’s what this play is really all about.”