Theatre Chevruta: a Jewish Readers Theatre presents a season of comedy.
Fools by Neil Simon
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic about his new teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet – until he finds the town is cursed with Chronic Stupidity and his job is to break the curse. He has 24 hours to break the curse or succumb to it himself. Renowned playwright Neil Simon's lovable fools follow in the fine tradition of Isaac Bashevis Singer's The Fools of Chelm.
Monday, February 6th OR Tuesday, February 7th, 7-9pm
Questions? Contact Shir Gal Kochavi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances are at the JCC -- 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032.
There will be a total of ten rehearsals, scattered through February, March, and April, based on cast availability.
- Lenya Zubritsky – 40s, wife of the Doctor. Mother of Sophia.
- Sophia Zubritsky – 19, daughter of Doctor and Lenya.
- Yenchna – 66, a vendor.
- Leon Tolchinsky – about 30. An idealistic new schoolteacher, beginning his career.
- Dr. Zubritzky – 40s, a doctor. Husband of Lenya, father of Sophia.
- Gregor Yousekevitch – 30s, a local count. A rejected suitor of Sophia.
- Snetsky – 43, a shepherd.
- Magistrate – 79, a magistrate.
- Slovitch – 41, a butcher.
- Mishkin – 51, a postman.
Performances: Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00pm
Stay tuned for more information, or contact Shir Gal Kochavi, Cultural Arts Director, at email@example.com or 408.357.7492.
About Theatre Chevruta
Theatre is an exploration of culture, entertainment, and ideas, shared by the audience and performers. Chevruta is an exploration of the Talmud, shared by two people. Theatre Chevruta, through its productions and supplemental offerings (post-show talkbacks, preview lectures and discussions, etc.), exists to let audience and performers explore important, entertaining, and often unfamiliar offerings of Jewish theatre--Yiddish theatre, Israeli theatre, new works, obscured classics, and more.
What is a staged reading? A staged reading is a fully cast, fully rehearsed presentation of a play with scripts in hand. Particularly popular in the development of new works and the revisiting of obscure works, the absence of lighting, sets, and costumes allows the focus to be on the actors and the words.
About the Director
Doug Brook has directed numerous award-winning productions locally, including several at South Bay Musical Theatre in Saratoga. He recently made an award-winning appearance as Tevye in WVLO's Fiddler on the Roof, and two of his plays have been produced off-off-Broadway in New York. He is a member of the TheatreWorks New Play Committee and has directed several new works readings at City Lights Theatre Company in San Jose. He is Executive Director of Silicon Valley Shakespeare, a member of The Dramatists Guild, and a Vice President of the international Alliance for Jewish Theatre.
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