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Fools Last Modified: Sunday, March 08, 2009
by Neil Simon
Directed by Barbara Morgan
February and March 2009


From Samuel French:

Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He's landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with chronic stupidity for 200 years and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he becomes stupid too. Why doesn't Leon leave? He has fallen in love with a girl so stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down. Of course, Leon breaks the curse and gets the girl.

"The brightest, freshest, funniest, wittiest, warmest and happiest to do on Broadway in many a day." - CBS TV.

Published by Samuel French.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Marvin Neil Simon (born July 4, 1927) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He is one of the most reliable hitmakers in Broadway history, as well as one of the most performed playwrights in the world. Though primarily a comic writer, some of his plays, particularly the Eugene Trilogy and The Sunshine Boys, reflect on the twentieth century Jewish-American experience. Overall, he has garnered seventeen Tony nominations and won three. He has also won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Lost In Yonkers. In 1966 Simon had four shows running on Broadway at the same time: Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, The Odd Couple, and Barefoot in the Park. He has also written screenplays for more than twenty films. These include adaptations of his own plays as well as original work, including The Out-of-Towners, Murder by Death and The Goodbye Girl. He has received four Best Screenplay Academy Award nominations. - CBS TV.

Tim Cooper as Leon Tolchinsky Mary Hill as Snetsky

Frank Nilson as Magistrate Luke Garner as Slovitch
In order of appearance
Role Actor
Leon Tolchinsky: Tim Cooper
Snetsky: Mary Hill
Magistrate: Frank Nilson
Slovich: Luke Garner
Mishkin: Karina Martinez
Yenchna: Kathryn Garner
Dr. Zubritsky: Jerry Longinotti
Lenya Zubritsky: Ann Wilson
Sophia Zubritsky: Liz Turner
Count Gregor Yousekevitch: Bill Schuler
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Barbara Morgan
Assistant Director: Pai Yin, Lin-Mros
Stage Manager: Pai Yin, Lin-Mros
Set Design: Barbara Morgan
Set Construction & Painting: Walter Dodson
Mark Britton
Mary Hill
Barbara Morgan
Bill Schuler
Prop Design: Pai Yin Mros
Costume Design: Barbara Morgan
Lighting Design: Mary Hill
Sound Design: Walter Dodson
Running Crew: Walter Dodson (Lights)
Trent Works (Sound)
Cindy Franklin (Props)
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Peggy Socias
Publicity: Gene Forsyth,
Jackie Stuelke
Programs: Bill & Barbara White
Program Printing: Alliance Business Systems
Graphic Arts: Neil Richarson
Newsletter: Ann Wilson
Margaret Forsyth
House Manager: Walter Dodson
Photography: Renee Burns
Webmaster: John Lukas
Karina Martinez as Mishkin Kathyrn Garner as Yenchna Jerry Longinotti as Dr. Zubritsky Anne Wilson as Lenya Zubritsky
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