Jesuit Masque ‘Fools’ creates lighthearted fun for all ages

Bridget Davis, Section Editor

Jesuit Masque’s fall production Fools showcased the abundant talent of both Jesuit and Academy students. Mr. Austin Freeman, a Jesuit alumni and English teacher, stepped up to the plate, directing his first full-fledged play as director of Jesuit Masque. Mr. Freeman worked alongside Father David Pasternostro, S.J, who managed set design and tech.

Written by Neil Simon, Fools is a comedy about an ambitious young teacher who, by finding an ad for a job in the newspaper, arrives in the cursed village of Kulyenchikov.

From acting to set design to lights and sound, Masque worked together to put on a one of a kind show. With practice every day after school, Academy girls head over to Jesuit to rehearse. On the last night of the show to show their appreciation, the Jesuit boys singled out the girls by presenting each one with a red rose.

The Cast (order of appearance)

Leon Tolchinsky – Sam Mount

Snetsky – Bridget Davis

The Villager – Nick Carnevale

Town Crier – Zadkiel Zabala

Slovitch – Maxim Yodzis

Mishkin – Khalei McKown

Yenchna – Helen Barrett

Magistrate – Rachelle El-Houayek

Dr. Zubritsky – Kyser Ziska

Lenya Zubritsky – Lauren Collins

Sophia Zubritsky – Caroline De Quesada

Gregor Yousekevitch – John Obeck

Priest – Curtis Eggert