Regan directs Kindergarten at St. John’s

F. Scott Regan has worn many hats on the local theater scene.
He taught for many years at Bowling Green State University before retiring in 2006 after 25 years of
service. He directed dozens of plays for the university, the Horizon Youth Theater, which he was
instrumental in founding and served as artistic director, and community theater troupes.
He even took a rare turn on stage a year or so ago in the university’s production of "Our
Town."
So when the Waterville Playshop was forced because of economic hard times to cancel some of its season
including a production of "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" that Regan was
scheduled to direct, he decided to don a new hat… producer.
Regan arranged to stage the show at Blessed John the XXIII, where he attends. The new facility is
centrally located, so he hopes to attract audience from Perrysburg as well.
Also, given the book the play is based on was written by a minister, Robert Fulghum, and the play touches
on uplifting life lessons the church seemed appropriate.
"All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" is a series of vignettes drawn from the
book, some humorous, some touching.
Regan directed an abbreviated version of play as a youth production for Horizon Youth Theater. That show
was the 100th he’s directed in his career. For this production he’s added back some of the darker, more
adult material left out of that show.
For the cast he’s drawing on the range of talent, young and old. The cast incudes: Julia Balzer, Cara
Brosius, Katya Dachik, Shaden Elwazani, Mickey Heider, Amy Heider, Connor Long, Rachel Long, Nate
Miller, Zach Morin, Larry Small, Brandy Tell, Bill Williams, and Guy Zimmerman.
The show is being staged June 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. at the church’s parish center, 24250 Dixie Highway.
Tickets, available at the
church office, are $6
and $5 for students and seniors.
The proceeds will benefit the church’s youth mission trip.