SUNY Broome Theater announces Neil Simon’s comedy ‘Fools’ for its fall show

The cast of Neil Simon’s “Fools,” to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Nov. 16 and 17 in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre on campus.Pictured is the cast of Neil Simon’s “Fools,” to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday Nov. 16 and 17 in the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre on campus. Neil Simon has received more Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer.

Foolsis a lesser-known Simon play, but it received rave reviews when first produced on Broadway in 1981. The play is a fable about a master teacher, Leon Tolchinsky, who has landed a great job in a Russian hamlet only to find out that an old curse has everyone in the town suffering from chronic stupidity. And it’s Leon’s job to break the curse!

“The students and I are lucky and thrilled to be working again with a play by Neil Simon,” said theater director Katherine Bacon.  “He is the premier comedy writer for the stage, for film and for musical theater.”

A short list of Neil Simon’s massive body of work includes: The Odd Couple, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Barefoot in the Park, Broadway Bound, The Sunshine Boys, The Star Spangled Girl, Come Blow Your Horn, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Lost in Yonkers (which also won the Pulitzer Prize) as well as the musicals such as Promises, Promises, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Charity and They’re Playing Our Song.

Mark your calendars for an evening of laughter and fun as our actors present a work by American’s foremost comedic writer at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theatre!