Thursday, April 28, 2016

NEIL SIMON PLAY THIS WEEKEND @ NJ SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS: A STUDENT PRODUCTION!

New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts

 

FOOLS
A Play by Neil Simon

WHEN: Friday April 29th at 8:00 PM, Saturday April 30th at 8:00 PM, Sunday May 1st at 3:00 PM
WHERE: NJSDA Black Box Theatre 593 Bloomfield Ave, Bloomfield
TICKETS: $15
Call 973-566-9700 to reserve your seat!

Young actors create some "foolish" fun on stage!

Fools is a hilarious comic fable by Neil Simon, set in the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine, during the late 19th century. The story follows Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, a schoolteacher who takes a new job educating Sophia, the daughter of Doctor Zubritsky and his wife, Lenya. Leon soon learns that there is a curse on the village that makes everyone stupid, but complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil!

The show is directed by Mikaela Kafka. This past summer she directed The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) for NJSDA's Summer Camp KIDS ON STAGE! Mikaela has been working professionally in the theatre for over 25 years. Most recent directing credits include; ENRON at The Garage Theatre Group and Michael C. O’Day’s Dragon’s Breath in the New York International Fringe Festival.

Children’s productions include Into the Woods, Little Mermaid, Fiddler on the Roof, Charlie Brown, High School Musical, Bugsy, and Bye Bye Birdie. She is also a member of Centenary Stage Company’s Women’s Play Series, where she will be directing readings by up and coming woman playwrights in April. As an actress, her credits include; Moe Green… by Tony Dimurro (Helen Hayes), An Empty Plate… by Michael Hollinger (Arden), Light up the Sky (Centenary Stage), ‘Night Mother, Imagining Madoff , Slaughter City, andThe Maids by Jean Genet (Garage Theatre) which earned her a nomination for “Best Lead Actress in NJ.”

Founded in 2004, the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts (www.njactors.org) in Bloomfield, NJ has provided comprehensive professional acting training for adults, teens and children. More than 1,200 students, some of whom have gone on to pursue professional acting careers, have taken classes at the school since it opened its doors ten years ago.