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Adaptation of Neil Simon’s Fools in Tehran

Adaptation of Neil Simon’s FoolsAdaptation of Neil Simon’s Fools

Underway at Mehregan Theater House is the play “Land of the Empty Heads” directed by Rouzbeh Akhtari.
The play is a loose adaptation of “Fools” a comic fable by American playwright Neil Simon. 
Simon’s play is set in a small village named Kulyenchikov, Ukraine (Russian Territory), during the late 19th century.
The story follows Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, a schoolteacher who takes a new job educating Sophia, the daughter of Dr. Zubritsky and his wife, Lenya. Leon soon learns that there is a curse on the village that makes everyone stupid, but complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil.
 

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