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Musical Fools – Re-open 2020


Dec. 3, 2019

Press contact: Lucy Pollak  (818) 887-1499 (for media only)


Open Fist’s clever, hilarious, family-friendly musical
adaptation of Neil Simon’sFoolsto re-open in New Year

World premiere
of Neil Simon’s Musical FoolsReopens Jan. 11 for a limited 3-week run through Jan. 26. 2020: A hilarious musical adaptation of the Neil Simon play, Fools, with book and lyrics by Simon, and music and lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West (deLEARious, The People Vs Friar Laurence). In 1893 Ukraine, a young tutor arrives in Kulyenchikov after a harrowing journey — only to discover that the village is cursed, rendering every resident as dumb as a bag of rocks. Will he fall victim to the curse, or can he save himself and the village too?

• Book and Lyrics by Neil Simon
• Music and Lyrics by Phil Swann and Ron West
Adapted from the play Fools by Neil Simon.
• Directed by Ron West
• Music Direction by Jan Roper
• Choreography by Louisa Kendrick Burton
Starring James Byous, Parvesh Cheena, Cat Davis, Ben Goldberg, Bruce Green, Demetris Hartman, Hank Jacobs, Derek Manson, Brendan Mulally, Jason Paige, Beth Robbins, Robyn Roth, Clare Snodgrass
Also featuring Nina Genatossio, Juliane Hagn, Diane Renee, Bolor Saruul, Jack Sharpe

• Presented by Open Fist Theatre Company, Martha Demson, artistic director

Limited engagement: Jan. 11 – Jan. 26:
Saturdays at 8:30 p.m.: Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25

Sundays at 4 p.m.: Jan. 12, Jan. 19, Jan. 26
Mondays at 8 p.m.: Jan. 13 and Jan. 20

Atwater Village Theatre

3269 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(FREE parking in the Atwater Xing lot one block south of the theater)

(323) 882-6912 or

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$10 – $35
• Saturdays and Sundays: $30 with advance purchase, $35 at the door

• Mondays: $25 with advance purchase, $30 at the door
• Students with valid ID: $15
• Children (12 and under): $10
• Family four pack (two adults and two children): $65 with advance purchase

Family friendly – appropriate for ages 8 and up.