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.