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.

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