Comedy - Original

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

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  • First Preview: March 25, 1981
  • Opening Date: April 6, 1981
  • Closing Date: May 9, 1981
  • Previews: 14
  • Performances: 40

Playwright: Neil Simon


A schoolteacher struggles to lift the curse of stupidity placed on the citizens of a long-ago Russian village.


Opening Night Cast

John Rubinstein in Fools John Rubinstein Leon Tolchinsky
Harold Gould Doctor Zubritsky
Gerald Hiken Snetsky
Joseph Leon Mishkin
David Lipman Slovitch
Pamela Reed Sophia Zubritsky
Richard B. Shull in Fools Richard B. Shull Gregor Yousekevitch
Florence Stanley Yenchna
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Opening Night Production Credits

Neil Simon Neil Simon Writer
Mike Nichols Mike Nichols Director
John Lee Beatty John Lee Beatty Scenic Design
Patricia Zipprodt Patricia Zipprodt Costume Design
  Tharon Musser Lighting Design
  John D. Quaglia Hair Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1981 Outstanding Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt Nominee
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