OC to perform beloved “Kindergarten” play Oct. 12-14

OC will stage the play “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
OC will stage the play “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" Oct. 12-14.

Perhaps kindergarten is the foundation for learning how to get along with others. Robert Fulgham explored that notion in his beloved book series, “All I Reall Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” From Oct. 12-14, Oklahoma Christian University invites audiences of all ages to enjoy the heartwarming play based on Fulgham’s beloved book series.

The play is a collection of 20 thought-provoking short stories from Fulghum's books dealing with the positive aspects of society. Scott Hale, the director of the performance, said audiences will enjoy this fun and unique show.

“There are a lot of themes, but they are all elemental things that we teach our children on how to be a good human being,” Hale said. “These are things that we should have learned, or probably did, as a kid, and we are reminding our adult selves of the importance of these things still.”

One of the cast members, sophomore Abigail Kent, talked about the fluidity of the play. Kent, who is from Edmond, Oklahoma, plays many different roles following the different vignettes throughout the play. She enjoys playing several roles in the production because various cast members are in several scenes. Kent’s favorite scene is about hide-and-seek.

“People go away from each other and want to be found, but at the same time, they don’t want to be found. In adult life, people want to be isolated, but they don’t at the same time,” Kent said. “The play has simple ideas with a lot of profound implications.”

Larry Jurney, chair of OC’s department of communication, believes those simple ideas make the play incredibly enjoyable. In fact, the play appeals to wide range of audiences.

“We chose a play students and others would like because it is lighthearted, positive and fun,” Jurney said. “It is an enjoyable show for students of all ages.”

The show runs Oct. 12-14 at 8 p.m. in Judd Theater at OC; tickets are $10. A portion of proceeds from Friday and Saturday benefit OC student clubs. Tickets are free Thursday night for OC students with a student ID. To order tickets, visit oc.edu/kindergarten or call 405-425-6310.