EMCC presents All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten'
special to The Star
Nov. 3, 2002
SCOOBA The East Mississippi Community College Drama Club will present Robert Fulghum's "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the Stennis Hall Auditorium.
Based on Fulghum's best-selling books, "Kindergarten" takes a funny, insightful and heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life.
This tightly woven stage adaptation is an evening of theatrical storytelling that utilizes a revue format, with monologues, dialogues and multiple voice narration.
The many delightful stories feature colorful characters such as a shy little boy who insists on playing the "pig" in his class production of Cinderella and steals the show; a man whose dream of flying carries him 11,000 feet over Los Angeles in an aluminum lawn chair lifted by 45 helium-filled surplus weather balloons; a "mother of the bride" who brilliantly orchestrates the perfect wedding until the bowling ball of fate rolls down the aisle; and a modern-day Greek philosopher who finds the meaning of life in a piece of broken mirror from World War II.
These stories are about the human existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.
Other cast members include Tim Townsend and Brian Adams of West Point; Braz Coleman and Elizabeth Thomas of Meridian; Lindsey Knox of Scooba and Chattanooga, Tenn.; Monica Barnes of Brookwood, Ala,; and Selena Davis of Clarksdale.
Jessica Harpole of DeKalb is the assistant director.
Admission is free for all EMCC students, faculty and staff (with identification). Children, non-EMCC students and senior citizen admission is $3.00 and regular admission is $5.00.