“Fools” is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission
By NEIL SIMON
SEPT 8, 9; 14,15,16; 21, 22, 23 & 30
@ 7:00 pm
2:00 matinees on 9/16. 9/23 and 9/30
Directed by RAY PRITCHARD
Produced by SANDY JENNINGS
This is the story of Leon Tolchinsky, a young teacher who has landed a terrific job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. But when he arrives, it appears that his job may be harder than he thought.
He finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and others milking their cows upside down … to get more cream!
Leon learns that the town is under a two-hundred-year-old curse of Chronic Stupidity. If he is to keep his job – and get the girl of his dreams – Leon must find a way to break the curse.
Broadway lore has it that Simon penned this play with the intent of writing a flop. The laugh is on him though, because with punchline after punchline, “Fools” is a comedy triumph.