The opening night for Wheelock Family Theatre’s performance of Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures is this Friday, October 26th and features Mason-Rice alum Ava Lyons (and sister to Mason-Rice 5th graders Jake and Chloe Lyons). Ava will perform as Felicia Ann, a classmate of Gooney Bird, and the show runs approximately 90 minutes. Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures is an adaptation by Kent R. Brown of the Lois Lowry book that charts the quirky course of Gooney Bird, a new student at Watertower Elementary with a flair for the theatrical. Gooney Bird inspires her classmates to maximize their own self-expression through wearing brightly-colored mismatched ensembles and telling wildly imaginative stories that are 100% true. There will be 16 performances between October 26th and November 18th, with shows available to the public mostly on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Wheelock Family Theatre’s website can be found at https://wheelockfamilytheatre.org/. Tickets can be ordered from here or you may be able to find discounted tickets at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/993442/prm/Sox9. Additionally, tickets for the Saturday 10:30am shows are discounted at $15.