Drama goes back to kindergarten for fall play

What is your most memorable childhood memory? Is it an embarrassing moment that would rather be forgotten? The OHS Drama Troupe plans to relive all their kindergarten memories in the upcoming fall play, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

The fall play is inspired by Robert Fulghum’s book of essays about his childhood memories. This play is a change from plays the Drama Troupe has performed in the past as it is a compilation of a bunch of short skits. Therefore, students must learn the roles of various characters, rather than just one main character.

“The play is about reflecting on when I was younger. I examine the behaviors of myself in which I was very ignorant and didn’t understand how problems of life can be much worse than they are,” Mark Fogle (11) said in response to how the play personally reflects on his childhood years.

“I don’t know how I feel about it,” Taylor Zapf (10) said. Zapf says all the connecting stories “seem cattywampus”, but she is expecting a good turnout.

Some of the skits within the play include a class of kindergarten students putting on a Cinderella play with Isabelle Zurcher (10) performing a monologue, and another being set at a wedding with a nervous bride which is a kindergartener’s first wedding.

On top of a new plot of connecting stories, student teacher, Mrs. Brutton, is directing the fall play opposed to Mrs. Amy Learn, the drama teacher. Mrs. Brutton is taking a more student driven approach where students create their own dialogue, and block the scenes themselves.

“It’s not the same, but I like her. The cast is still learning her directing style,” Taylor Zapf says about Mrs. Broden.

“All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” will be playing in the OHS drama center at 7 pm on  Nov. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7 pm. Tickets will cost five dollars.