When drama students at Greenbrier High School take to the stage this weekend, it will mark the culmination of their four-month effort to put on a student-run play.
Student director Shelby Dorsey, who has been in charge of the production of Neil Simon's play Fools , said the 12-member cast has been hard at work since May.
"The comedy is about a bright young teacher, Leon, who goes to a small Russian village to begin teaching a new pupil," explains Dorsey. "He learns upon arrival that the town is full of hilariously uneducated citizens who have been cursed with ignorance."
During his visit, Leon not only falls in love with his new student, Sophia, he also learns that the curse has caused every member of the village to have no more sense than a "bump on a log."
"Leon soon discovers that he must break the curse by educating Sophia or he will fall victim to the curse himself," said Dorsey. "The show is filled with lovable characters, ranging from Sophia's wacky parents to the people who occupy the town."
The show will be performed Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Student tickets cost $5, and adult tickets cost $8.
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