Main Street Players stages Kindergarten

BELVIDERE—Main Street Players of Boone County will present All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten at 8 p.m., May 11-12 and 18-19, and 2 p.m., May 13 and 20.

Based on Robert Fulghum’s best-selling books, Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life. This tightly woven adaptation has earned standing ovations from Singapore to Prague—from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. It’s an evening of theatrical storytelling with monologues, dialogues and multiple voice narration.

The Main Street Players will be present the reduced musical version. 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 has 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.

Show features Jim Crow, Cecilia Anderson, Joshua Cliffe, Steve Cosgrove, Kirsten Didier, Karen Guler, Clara Krumrei, David Mortenson, Caleb Slaga-Schwarz, Stephanie Whitmire and Tamara Woodrow.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 seniors and students. Performances will be at the Community Building Complex of Boone County, 111 W. First St., Belvidere.

Info: (815) 229-4444 or

Rockford from the May 2-8, 2007, issue

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