Drama Club’s 2021 “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”

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Sophia Prichard

Cast of the play after rehearsal (Not all of cast is pictured.)

Sophia Prichard, Jr. Editor

Since March 4th, the BCHS Drama Club has been working on their production of “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” a series of small scenes based on the book of the same name. This year’s play is under a whole new set of circumstances, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating a series of challenges. Different from other productions, this year the club only got to rehearse for a month and a half, with performances on April 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, and 23rd. Rehearsals required everyone to wear masks, but going into the performances and last week of rehearsals, the club has chosen to instead isolate from people outside of the play, and not wear masks when performing or rehearsing. Several members and supervisors also have been vaccinated, in preparation for performances. 

When choosing a production for this year, directors Carl Willoughby and Rachel Poe chose a play that Mr. Willoughby had worked on previously, and one with a strong message. The vignettes that make up the runtime of the production include either all of the cast or less than five performers, and include stories that are started and completed within each individual scene. This made for a small cast, but each actor has at least one scene where they get to speak. The set is also smaller, as the riser type set piece works through the entire play, creating different settings through the use of separate small blocks resembling “ABC” block toys. 

There will only be one performance for the high school in-person students, on April 15th, and the rest will fall on a Friday or Saturday at night. Tickets can be purchased before the performance (in link below) and in person before the performance begins. Night performances will have a short intermission between act one and act two.

Link to Tickets