‘Fools’ opens this week

A scene from a recent rehearsal with the red cast, from left, Tyler Miller, Sharon Poulsen, Leah Miller, Katherine Eby, Peggy Sunday, Abi Mascaro, Dietrich Bondurant, Trevor Miller, Patty Castleberry and Hannah Mascaro.

News Staff Report

The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts is presenting Neil Simon’s comedy “Fools” June 16-19 and June 23-26.
Never heard of “Fools”? Here’s the synopsis of the show from the publisher’s website – “Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He’s landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives, he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking upside down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for two hundred years, and Leon’s job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over twenty-four hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes stupid. But he has fallen in love with a girl so stupid, she has only recently learned how to sit down.”
Jerry Janes is directing two casts – dubbed blue and red.
Members of the red cast are Trevor Miller, Peggy Sunday, Sharon Poulsen, Leah Miller, Abi Mascaro, Katherine Eby, Dietrich Bondurant, Patty Castleberry, Hannah Mascaro, Tyler Miller.
Members of the blue cast are Jadon Torres, Justus Zundel, Tom Jeter, Leah Miller, Jenny Davidson, Sharon Poulsen, Andrew Barrow, Leslie Garner, Amanda Miller, Danny Hall.
Show dates featuring the red cast are June 16 – June 19 (Thursday – Sunday).
Show dates featuring the blue cast are June 23 – June 26 (Thursday – Sunday).
Shows will begin at 7 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The online box office is open For people who prefer in person ticket purchase, tickets will be available at the Atmore News office, 128 S. Main, on Wednesday, June 15, and Wednesday, June 22. These sales will be cash only. No telephone orders, please.