Fools is a comic fable by Neil Simon set in the small Russian village during the late 19th century. The story follows Leon Tolchinsky, a school teacher who takes a new job educating a young woman, Sophia. Leon soon learns that there has been a 200-year curse on the entire village that makes everyone stupid! Complications ensue when Leon falls in love with his pupil! He has only 24 hours to break the curse –or he too becomes stupid!