“Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”

Indianapolis theatre event, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by the Buck Creek Players, runs Friday, January 29 through Sunday, February 7. Tickets to this Indianapolis performing arts group’s latest production are $16.00 for adults and $14.00 for Indianapolis kids and senior citizens, over sixty-two years old. Friday and Saturday performance begin at 8:00 pm while the curtain rises on Sunday afternoon performances at 2:30 pm.

Conceived and Adapted by Ernest Zulia from the writings of Robert Fulghum, Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a delightful script that serves as a reminder of the important things in life. Fulghum’s book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is a collection of short essays written by the American minister and published in 1986. The title of the book is shared by the first essay in the collection, explaining how the world would be better if only adults remembered to follow the same basic rules as kindergarten children. Sharing, being kind to each other, cleaning up messes and living a balanced life of learning, playing and working are just a few of the topics Fulghum expands on.

The play, adapted by Ernest Zulia (who directed the original play), was collaborated on by both Robert Fulghum and composer David Caldwell. Together they brought Fulghum’s cautionary tales to light on stage and through music. The show consists of a number of funny, insightful and heartwarming vignettes with a collection of colorful characters. They include a shy boy who steals the spotlight in his class production of Cinderella in the self-created role of the “pig,” a man who dreams of flying (in a lawn chair lifted by surplus weather balloons, a “mother of the bride” who stages the perfect wedding (that is until the bowling ball called fate ruins her plans), and a modern day philosopher who discovers the meaning of life in a broken mirror during World War II.

The Buck Creek Players presentation of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is sure to celebrate our existence from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.  Directed by Jim Thorp, the show stars Austin Ball, Emily Bohannon, Therese Burns, David Allen Dellinger, Steve Demuth, Melissa Devito, Terry Downey, Cheryl Fesmire, Larry Haworth, Ben Jones, Michaela Kruse, Sonja Schoene and Ruthie Weller-Passman. For additional information about this Indianapolis art event, visit the Buck Creek Players’ website.

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Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
January 29 through February 7, 2010

Buck Creek Players Theatre

11150 Southeastern Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46259