“All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten” at the PAC

What started out as an essay, turned best seller, turned stage adaption, Robert Fulghum’s
All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life with musings on life, death, love, pain, joy, sorrow, and everything in between.

The 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 high over Los Angeles… in a lawn chair buoyed by surplus weather balloons; a mother of the bride who’s staged a 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 celebrate our very existence, from the whimsy of childhood to the wisdom of old age.

Throughout All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, Fulghum explains why the most important lessons in life are found in the significance of the smallest details. Perhaps in today’s chaotic, more challenging world, these stories will resonate even deeper—as audience members discover how universal insights can be found in ordinary events, and how the world would be better if adults followed the basic rules that children are taught: rules like sharing, being kind, and working while still allowing time for play.

Performances will be held July 21, 22, and 23 at 7:00 p.m., in addition to a special matinee at 3:00 p.m. on July 23 in the Performing Arts Center at Huntley High School, 13719 Harmony Road in Huntley, Illinois.

Tickets are $5 for general admission and can be purchased at the door 60 minutes prior to show times.

The directing team of Dani Bahn, Sophie Arvanites, Janet Burkhalter, and Mary Foerster urge you to join the large ensemble of students, ranging from grade 3 to grade 10, for District 158’s Summer Stock production of All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten.

For questions, please contact Janet Burkhalter at jburkhalter@district158.org or PAC Director Lorie Woods at (847) 659-6107.