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‘Kindergarten’ comes to playhouse

Dan BurkhartConnie Ferrin and Johnathon Gangemi rehearse for "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten," starting this weekend at City Centre Playhouse in Grass Valley.
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Ken Harris, director of Community Players’ production of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum, didn’t go to kindergarten.

It was 1939, and that grade wasn’t offered when Harris was growing up in Southern California.

That’s OK, though.

Through the comedy-drama-musical that opens Friday at the City Centre Playhouse, Harris has a better glimpse of what happens in kindergarten.

“Fulghum and I agree about many things in life,” Harris joked. “So naturally, I think he’s brilliant.

“If all of us actually learned the rules of behavior taught in kindergarten, and if we retained the fresh point of view and the ability to appreciate from when we were 5 years old, that would be a sort of paradise, even without the book of verse and jug of wine,” Harris said.

The play includes Harris, Skip and Trudy Tyrrell; Connie Ferrin, Johnathon Gangemi and Melinda L. Thomas.


WHAT: 3All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten²

WHEN: this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20, Sept. 21, 27 and 28; Oct. 4 and 5. All performances start at 8 p.m.

WHERE: City Centre Playhouse, 127-A Bank St., Grass Valley.

ADMISSION: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets at the Book Seller, City Centre Playhouse, or by calling 477-1107.

INFORMATION: 477-1107 or 273-7201

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