Theatre Productions


Neil Simon

Performance Dates

October 4–14, 2018

Artistic Staff

Director: Diane Conrad Merchant

Set Designer: Gisela Beasley

Production Manager: Tim Phipps

Lighting Designer: Rob Rasmussen

Sound Designers: T.L. Denen, Abigail C. Russell

Costume Designer: Rebekah Priebe

Hair and Makeup Designer: Rebekah Prieve

Dramaturg: Zach Krauss

Composer: Calvin Hitchcock


Fools, by Neil Simon, is the comic tale of Leon, an enthusiastic young schoolteacher who seeks to cure the Ukrainian village of Kulyenchikov from the curse of chronic stupidity from which they have been suffering for 200 years. Taking place “a long time ago,” the story becomes complicated when Leon meets the lovely Sophia, so stupid that she only learned to sit down a week ago. She presents quite the challenge for Leon’s goal of freeing the town from stupidity, but he is motivated by her charm. Her longtime suitor, Count Gregor, whose ancestors placed the curse on the town in the first place, is a rival for Sophia’s attentions. No one has told Leon that if he fails to cure the town of stupidity in 24 hours, the curse will make him stupid as well.




Cedarville, Ohio, United States of America


Acting | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies


Cedarville, Cedarville University, theatre, Fools, Neil Simon



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