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