A Comic Fable
by Neil Simon

Directed by Frank DiSalvo Jr.

June 17 – July 2

at the Callan Theatre, The Catholic University of America

A hilarious story of a town cursed with chronic stupidity, and the efforts of an idealistic newcomer to break the curse.

Theatre Bloom

“An entertaining romp”!
DC Metro Theater Arts

“Very funny”!
Maryland Theatre Guide

Artistic Team
Getting Here

Performance Dates and Times

June 17 through July 2, 2015

Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sundays at 2:00 PM

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Set in the 1890s in the small Ukranian village of Kulyenchikov, this hilarious play follows the story of Leon Tolchinsky, a newcomer in town hired as a tutor, who discovers quite quickly that he has landed a job in a cursed town. For over two hundred years, the inhabitants of Kulyenchikov have been cursed with a terrible case of… stupidity. Once he falls in love with Sophia, the beautiful young woman he has been hired to teach, he pledges that he will break the curse over the town once and for all… and risk becoming one of the cursed himself!

An under-produced gem by one of America’s favorite playwrights, this show is sure to inflict a case of side-splitting laughter on audiences of all ages.

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Artistic Team


Leon – Dillon DiSalvo
Sophia – Sarah Pullen
Dr. Zubritsky – Phil Dickerson
Lenya – Kathryn Barrett-Gaines
Snetsky – Thomas DiSalvo
Mishkin – Sean James
Slovitch – Allison Frisch
Magistrate – Steve Rosenthal
Count Gregor – Jesse Marciniak
Yenchna – Jordan Wells


Director – Frank DiSalvo Jr.
Stage Manager – Patrick Gorirossi
Set/Costumes – Ember DiSalvo
Lighting – Grant Hill
Props/Costumes – Thomas DiSalvo

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The Callan Theatre
The Catholic University of America
3801 Harewood Road NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

All seats are general admission. 2015 Subscribers and Applause Bundle Ticket holders will have priority seating.

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Getting Here

Directions to Callan

Click the thumbnail to see a larger map of the Callan Theatre entrance

The Callan is located in the Hartke Theater complex on the campus of Catholic University.

By Metro

CUA’s campus is easily accessible at the Brookland/CUA Metro Stop on the Red Line. Plan your Metro trip here.

By Car

The Hartke Theatre complex is easily accessible by car. Find directions on Google Maps by clicking below:


There is plenty of street parking on Harewood Road which is free and unlimited on weekends and after 6:30PM on weekdays.

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Fools by Neil Simon is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.