A+E: All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, A Story Of Life-Long Lessons To Reflect On In A Time Of Despair

By Joaquin Medrano, Managing Editor

The Saint Joseph High School theatre department along with the Saint John Bosco theatre department presents a play about life and the simplicity of it, and the joy of every little moment, in a very extraordinary manner.

All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten is a play structured in a vignette/short story format, where a cast member interprets different roles in every scene tied into a single theme that relates to life.

After the incredible experience of the Saint John Bosco fall production of Coherence, Saint Joseph High School followed with their own production, a different outlook into a brighter and cheerful interpretation of everything going on around the world.

As the talented students in the show have been preparing for weeks, for a “production that could have met Cecil B. DeMille’s approval,” everyone from the tech crew to every castmate cannot wait for everyone to enjoy the show.

“One interesting moment I’ve encountered was trying to figure out how we were going to produce the show with COVID going on,” said Saint Joseph senior and theatre veteran Lola Powell, “[But] we need theatre in a moment like this for people to have a good laugh an just a place to escape, even for a few hours, and leave everything on hold for that moment.”

Kindergarten, normally called by the cast and directors, is more than a play of different stories with different morals to reflect on life. Kindergarten is an experience, live-streamed from Saint Joseph High School every single day, with stories that relate to the actors, and show the beauty of theatre in an extremely fascinating way.

Not only does the story reflect on everything going on around in 2020, but also allows for extremely crucial ideas that can transcend society, no matter what the year is.

Everyone in the cast and crew has enjoyed the experience, including the challenges that COVID gave the actors, even in a world where the art form is depleting.

“It has been truly a pleasure and an honor to work with Mr. V, his positive attitude radiates off of him and transfers to everyone around him,” said Bosco junior and first-time actor Gian Noble, “This production has really been a blast and I feel as if my castmates and I are like a family now.”

Theatre becomes more than an experience for people, theatre becomes a passion and a second family for many, and in times where that definition is extremely vague, Kindergarten allowed for a community to be fostered around everyone who was a part of it.

No matter if you believe in the art form or not, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten is a one in a lifetime opportunity to not only see the talent of Saint John Bosco and Saint Joseph students at its finest but also be able to take away a greater and deeper message forever.

Both first-time actors and returning actors have enjoyed the experience, they thank Kindergarten for all that they learned and the greater message of unity, life, and how quick it all is to miss any incredible moments such as this show.

Performances for the show start tomorrow, Thursday, November 12th, and continue on Friday, November 13th, Thursday, November 19th, and end Friday, November 20th. All performances start at 7:30 PM and information for tickets can be accessed through this link.

The cast and crew of All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten are excited to deliver this show to everyone who wants to experience a life-changing opportunity.

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