Waynesburg students to present fall play

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The Waynesburg University Players will present “Fools,” a comedy written by Neil Simon, Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 8. The show will be held at 7:30 p.m. each evening in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

“Fools” is set in a small Russian village in 1900. In the play, a new schoolmaster has arrived and immediately notices villagers sweeping dust back inside their houses, selling flowers and calling them fish and milking cows upside down.

The new schoolmaster then learns that the whole village has been cursed with stupidity; but as with all fables, the curse can be lifted if the teacher can educate at least one of the villagers in just 24 hours.

“’Fools’ is a comedy through and through and we are looking for an audience who wants to laugh and enjoy themselves with an evening of zany characters and a hilarious situation,” said Edward L. Powers, professor of theater. “In the midst of all the laughter, I hope the audience finds that there is also a sweet message about falling in love.”

Reservations are suggested. To make a reservation, visit www.waynesburg.ticketleap.com/fools/ or for more information, contact Powers at 724-852-3226 or epowers@waynesburg.edu.

The cast and crew include:

  • Leon Tolchinsky - Shawn White, junior English (creative writing) major from Amity (Trinity High School)
  • Snetsky - Megan Cook, junior communication (electronic media) major from McKees Rocks (Montour High School)
  • Slovitch - Tre' Thomas, freshman sociology (pre-law) major from Mill Hall (Central Mountain High School)
  • Mishkin - Michelle Frye, junior advertising major from Carmichaels (Carmichaels High School)
  • Yenchna - Sara Lesher, junior criminal justice administration major from Masontown (Albert Gallatin High School)
  • Magistrate - Steven Caumo, sophomore English (creative writing) major from Meadowlands (Chartiers-Houston High School)
  • Dr. Zubritsky - Ronald Loebker, junior engineering math major from Ripley, Ohio (home schooled)
  • Lenya Zubritsky - Haleigh McKee, junior computer security & forensics major from Mansfield (Mansfield High School)
  • Sophia Zubritsky – Tessa Masula, sophomore English/secondary education (literature) major from Grand Rapids, Mich. (Wellspring Preparatory High School)
  • Count Youskevitch - Zack Zeigler, senior communication (sports broadcasting/information) major from West Mifflin (West Mifflin High School)
  • Villagers - Rachael Crosbie, sophomore mathematics major from Washington (Trinity High School); Maura McCall, freshman arts administration (theatre) major from Cabot (Evangel Heights Christian Academy); Kayla Coughlin, sophomore early childhood/special education major from Buena Park, Calif. (home schooled); Holly Hendershot, freshman communication (journalism) major from Manheim (home schooled); Elisha Novak, freshman history major from Lexington, Ohio (Clear Fork High School); Connor Hoffman, freshman Biblical & ministry studies (children & youth) major from Pittsburgh (Penn Hills High School)
  • Assistant Director - Emily Mielcarek, senior international cultures major from Orchard Park, N.Y. (Orchard Park High School)
  • Stage Manager - Connor Hoffman, freshman Biblical & ministry studies (children & youth) major from Pittsburgh (Penn Hills High School)

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and is one of only 21 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

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Ashley Wise, Associate Director of University Relations

724-852-7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu


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