The count proposes to Sophia twice a day, since her marrying a Yousekevitch is another way for the curse to be lifted. (As an unnecessary bonus, Simon has the curse also banish love from the village, which eliminates what would be a good reason for her marriage refusal. The people are supposed to be stupid, not the plot.) Needless to say, Leon wins the day and the perpetual cloud dimming the villagers' wits is lifted. Thanks to the Ocean State Theatre Company performers, several of whom are Equity actors, we can applaud without embarrassment.

Simon ended up succeeding with the play, in that it closed on Broadway after only 40 performances and thereby gave the intended gotcha to ex-wife Marsha Mason. Still, for theatergoers who just wanna have fun, Fools won't make you feel foolish, just (intentionally) underserved by a playwright capable of much more.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Theater , Neil Simon, Amiee Turner, Fools,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY BILL RODRIGUEZ
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   MURDEROUS FUN  |  October 01, 2014
    We theater lovers must really be sick puppies.
  •   REASONS TO BELIEVE (OR NOT)  |  September 24, 2014
    To non-believers, the evangelical movement can look like a loud, friendly party whose invitation we’ve politely declined, but whose windows sooner or later we can’t help peeking into.
  •   MYTHS AND DREAMS  |  September 24, 2014
    This play stringings together bedtime stories and fevered hallucinations.
  •   GENDER BENDERS  |  September 17, 2014
    Gender confusion has probably been around for as long as gender conflicts.
  •   SIMONE'S  |  September 17, 2014
    In the Rhode Island tradition of giving directions like “it’s where the coffee milk factory used to be,” Simone’s is located where Not Your Average Bar & Grille and the ice cream shop Supreme Dairy used to be.

 See all articles by: BILL RODRIGUEZ