The Penfield Players announces its Winter Readers’ Theatre with two performances of Neil Simon’s “Fools” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24 and 25 at the Penfield Community Center, 1985 Baird Road.
“Fools” follows Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, a schoolteacher who takes a new job educating Sophia, the daughter of Doctor Zubritsky and his wife Lenya. Leon soon learns that there is a curse on the village, but complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil.
“The idea of Neil Simon writing a play that is this absurd and silly is comical in itself because it’s so different from his typical humor,” said Rielly. “Fools is an unusual project and that makes it exciting for everyone involved from the cast to the crew and the audience.”
The cast features: Paul Vincent as Leon Tolchinsky, Andrew Cowen as Snetsky, R. Emmett Michie as Kupchik, Gordon Osburn as Slovitch, Robert Miller as Mishkin, Laura Taylor as Yenchna, Richard Kendrick as Dr. Nikolai Zubritsky, Lynn Kinsman as Lenya Zubritsky, Marie Pellett as Sophia and Christopher Woods Marlin as Count Gregor Youskevitch.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Visit penfieldplayers.org for more information.