Season: 2017 Main Stage Season

Author: Neil Simon

Director: Ruth Miller Hasty

Genre: Comedy

Location: Colleen O Williams Theater, Winder, GA 30680


Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic. He's landed a terrific teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet. When he arrives, he finds people sweeping dust from the stoops back into their houses and people milking cows upside-down to get more cream. The town has been cursed with Chronic Stupidity for 200 years, and Leon's job is to break the curse. No one tells him that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to break the curse, he too becomes stupid. But, he has fallen deeply in love with a beautiful girl so stupid that she has only recently learned how to sit down.

Show Dates

  • August 4, 2017 7:30 pm
  • August 5, 2017 7:30 pm
  • August 6, 2017 3:00 pm
  • August 11, 2017 7:30 pm
  • August 12, 2017 7:30 pm
  • August 13, 2017 3:00 pm

Audition Dates

  • June 4, 2017 6:30 pm
  • June 5, 2017 6:30 pm

Audition Details

Auditions are open with no prepared material required. Please bring a current photo and a list of any schedule conflicts during the rehearsal period. Rehearsals are normally Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights.

Cast Needs:
Leon Steponovitch Tolchinsky male; early to mid 20’s ; an enthusiastic teacher who falls desperately in love with Sophia
Sophia Irena Elenya Zubritsky female; 19; beautiful daughter of the doctor, incredibly stupid
Gregor Mikhailovitch Breznofsky Fyodor Yousekevitch (referred to as "Count Gregor") male; 20s-30s; the count who holds the village in his thrall
Note: the incredible stupidity of the villagers is due to a curse, and is not at all mean-spirited. They are all deep down very kind, good-natured people.
Doctor Nikolai Zubritsky male; 40s-50s; the village doctor, incredibly stupid
Lenya Zubritsky female; 40s-50s; the doctor’s wife; incredibly stupid
Something Something Snetsky male/female; 30s+; a shepherd, incredibly stupid
Mishkin male/female; 30s+; delivers the mail, incredibly stupid
Slovitch male/female; 30s+; a butcher, incredibly stupid
Yenchna female; 40s+; a vendor, incredibly stupid
Kupchik male/female; 50s+ but looks as old as possible; a magistrate, incredibly stupid


Community Service Recipient

Barrow County Adult and Continuing Education

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