Chestertown, MD — The Washington College Department of Drama will present Neil Simon's Fools at the McLain Atrium in the John S. Toll Science Center on Friday, February 29, at 8 p.m., and on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
For centuries Jewish storytellers helped unite and sustain their people with a vibrant oral tradition, passing on history and heritage through tales. Storytelling was a valued art, and gifted storytellers—be they grandmothers, mothers, rabbis or street vendors—were treasured members of the community.
Fools, which takes place in the isolated Ukrainian village of Kulyenchikov in the late 19th century, is award-winning playwright Neil Simon's comedic tribute to a legendary body of Jewish folklore and tradition.
The upcoming Washington College production of Fools, directed by senior Kevin Reagan, features Jess Blanch, Maggie Farrell, Shaina Garrison, Katie Johnson, Emmy Landskroener, Kelsy Long, James Maguire, Ben Mason, Tony Reisinger and Annabelle Shore.
Admission to Fools is free, but reservations are required; call 410/778-7835 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 22, 2008