HFC Presents Neil Simon’s “Fools” June 19-29

Thursday, May 22, 2014
HFC Presents Neil Simon’s “Fools” June 19-29

The HFC Humanities and Social Sciences Division presents renowned playwright Neil Simon’s comic fable “Fools,” running June 19-29 in the Adray Auditorium, located in the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center.

Performances will take place on the following dates:

  • Thursday, June 19, at 8 p.m.;
  • Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m.;
  • Saturday, June 21, at 8 p.m.;
  • Sunday, June 22, at 2 p.m.;
  • Thursday, June 26, at 8 p.m.;
  • Friday, June 27, at 8 p.m.;
  • Saturday, June 28, at 8 p.m.; and
  • Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m.

Please note the two Sunday performances are at 2 p.m. as opposed to the 8 p.m. performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This fable focuses on Leon Tolchinsky, a young schoolteacher, who has found his dream job in a tiny Russian village. Upon arrival, he discovers the entire town has been under a spell of stupidity for 200 years. This spell was cast on them by Vladimir Yousekevitch after his son killed himself two centuries earlier.

Only Leon can break this curse. What he doesn’t know is that if he stays more than 24 hours and fails to free the village’s inhabitants, he too will fall victim to this spell and become stupid himself. To further complicate matters, he has fallen in love with a village girl named Sophia, regardless of the fact that she is so stupid she has only just learned to sit down.

“Fools” is directed by HFC Theater Arts Instructor/Technical Director Gerry Dzuiblinski, who recently won a Certificate of Merit from the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for his scenic design for HFC’s 2013 production of “Ruined.”

The play is open to the general public. Tickets are $10 ($8 for students with a valid photo ID). To purchase tickets, call 313.845.9817 or visit www.theatre.hfcc.edu and click on the “Buy Tickets!” link.