Reality in a Nutshell

A Sir Real journey through the effects of climate change.

Ferndale Repertory Theatre and Kneeland School are cooperating to present an original production titled REALITY IN A NUTSHELL. Performances are FREE to Humboldt County Schools and will take place at Ferndale Repertory Theatre at 10 a.m. December 10 – 14. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 707-786-5483.

A Grey Squirrel named Reality suddenly discovers that its stock of nuts, seeds, and acorns have depleted and new food is becoming scarce.  On its searches for a fresh treasure trove of food, Reality meets a worldly Silver-Haired Bat from Trinidad named Sir Real. Sir Real cajoles Reality into a wild and wacky journey across the globe to discover the effects of the current warming trend of Earth on endangered species from the Arctic to Asia to Australia and Africa.  Together they meet polar bears, humpback whales, narwhals, orangutans, sea turtles, Tasmanian devils, wombats and many more animals facing ever changing habitats and food depletion. This comedic romp across the globe introduces cultural, geographical, and historical tidbits for an entertaining hour of edification about our planet and all the beings that inhabit it.

This funny and adventurous play is written, designed and performed by Kneeland School’s 15 students in grades TK-8 as part of their full-immersion drama education program.