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Leon Tolchinsky, a young schoolteacher, has found his dream job in a tiny, idyllic Russian village. Upon his arrival, he discovers the entire town has been under a spell of stupidity for two hundred years--and he is the only one who can break the curse. What Leon doesn’t know is that if he stays over 24 hours and fails to free the village’s inhabitants, he too will fall victim. To further complicate matters, he has fallen in love with a village girl, one who is so stupid she has only just learned to sit down.

Performances run Thursdays through Sundays, June 19-29. Showtimes are at 8 pm Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 pm Sundays. Tickets are $10 for general seating, $8 for students with ID. For reservations, call (313) 845-9817 or visit and click on the “Buy Tickets!” link.

Written by: Neil Simon
Directed by: Gerry Dzuiblinski
June 19-29

Cast and Crew

A Comic Fable
By Neil Simon

Direction and Technical Direction by Gerry Dzublinski
Lighting Design by Scott Ross

Cast (in order of appearance)
Shovel Man: Joshua Cliff
Crate Man: Kahrah Noel
Stepping Man: Michael Ross
Leon Tolchinsky: Kyle Moylan
Snetsky: Andrew St John
Magistrate: Lina Allan
Slovitch: Matt Van Houten
Mishkin: Danielle Weinkauf
Yenchama: Katie Higgins, Zoe Mueller
Dr. Zubritsky: Chris Boskovski
Lenya Zubristky: Zaina Berry
Sophia Zubristky: Samantha Kenbeek
Count Gregor Yousekevitch: Brian Bieber

Production Staff
Director/Technical Director: Gerry Dzublinski
Scenic Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
Lighting Designer: Scott Ross
Shop Foreman: Christopher Bremer
Assistant Director/Production Manager: Angie Lai
Stage Manager: Lina Allan
Assistant Stage Manager: Joshua Cliff
Assistant Technical Director: Andrew St John
Costume Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
Costume Assistants: Zoe Mueller, Danielle Wienkauf
Male Costume Manager: Chris Bokovski
Female Costume Manager: Katie Higgins
Makeup Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
Hairpieces: Danielle Weinkauf
Properties Designer: Gerry Dzublinski
Properties Manager: Kahrah Noel
Properties Artisans: Samantha Kenbeck, Zaina Berri
Sound Designer: Andrew St. John
Scenic Crew: Michael Ross, Inas Ali, Matt Van Houten, Scott Ross, Joshua Cliff, Andrew St John, Kaite Higgins, Angie Lai
Lighting Crew: Matt Van Houten
Sound/Light Board Operator: Scott Ross
Program: Angie Lai, Brian Bieber
Box Office Manager: India Jackson
Publicity: Michael Cochran, Gerry Dzublinski,
Angie Lai, Michael Ross, the Company
Refreshments: Angie Lai, India Jackson, Joshua Cliff

A Special Thank You To

Dr. George Popovich, Director of Theatre
Christopher Bremer
Judith Fletcher
HFCC Graphics
The Jewish Ensemble Theatre