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‘Fools’ on Stage

‘Fools’ on Stage‘Fools’ on Stage

An adapted play, titled ‘Fools’, directed by Houman Rahnamoun will be on stage from April 13 at Mehrab Theatre Hall in Tehran.

Written by the American playwright, screenwriter and author, Marvin Neil Simon, the 1981 play is a comic fable, set in the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine, during the late 19th century, Honaronline reported.

The story 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, which makes everyone stupid, but complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil.

A two-act play, ‘Fools’ was adapted as a stage musical in 1984 called ‘The Curse of Kulyenchikov’. From April 19 to May 5, 1984, it held 10 performances at the Old Library at Leverett House, at Harvard University.

Mohammad-Hossein Mirbaba, Mohammad Rajabi, Somaye Elyasi, Hassan Basiri, Abbas Karbalaei, Hadieh Darvishi, Farideh fekri and Nava Abolqasem are among the big cast.

The 100-minute play will be on stage through May 14 at the hall, located at Emam Khomeini and Vali-e-Asr Ave. Junction.