The production “Fools” pits ignorance against genius and wit as new schoolmaster Leon Tolchinsky journeys to the Ukrainian village of Kulyenchikov to become the tutor for Sophia, the beautiful daughter of the town’s physician, Dr. Zubritsky and his wife Lenya. Within moments of his arrival, he begins to suspect that something is not right in Kulyenchikov. Everyone in the town is dimwitted at best, including the lovely Sophia and her parents.
Julia Parr most recently performed in The Rented Christmas. She lives in Shreveport and is homeschooled. She is a regular performer in the Dramaniacs, starring in such productions as Peter and the Star Catcher, Peter Pan, and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Julia also serves as the Dramaniacs’ Lighting Director.
Brian McCarty has been in Christmas Belles, In-laws, Outlaws, The Nerd, and The Foreigner. Brian and his wife Melony live in Mansfield, where he works at the Desoto Parish Library and sings in the First Baptist Church of Mansfield’s choir. Brian enjoys traveling with family, running, going to movies, and collecting obscure progressive rock music.
Other performers are Heath Lemme, Lisa Duty, James Griffith, Lance Ray, Jay Fewless, John Franklin, Stacie Hinds, Hunter Tuck. The director is Barry Larson, and the Stage Manager is Donna Griffith.
Sodas and water are available for $1. Complimentary coffee, popcorn, and cookies, supported by your donations, are available during intermission.
Fools by Neil Simon performances are Thursday April 7, Friday April 1 and 8, Saturday April 2 and 9 at 7:00 pm and Sunday April 3 at 2:00 pm.