Company of Fools The Niceties
24th Season: 2019 / 2020
Company of Fools

The Niceties

By Eleanor Burgess

February 19 - March 7, 2020

Directed by Scott Palmer

When an ambitious young black student meets with her esteemed white professor to go over a paper the student is writing about the American Revolution, sparks fly as the two women engage in a discussion about who gets to tell the real story of America. Both women are brilliant, both are passionate, and they both believe they are 100% right. It doesn’t take long for a conversation about grammar and punctuation moves into dangerous territory neither of them are prepared for; the implications are profound and cannot be undone. Can these two women, who have so much in common, find a way forward in a world that wants to ensure they never come to agreement?

Ticket Prices

$35 member / $40 nonmember
$35 senior (62 and over)
$15 student (with student ID)
$35 group (8 or more)
Second Night 24—All tickets $24 Full Price

*Ticket prices do not include taxes or processing fees.

Special Thanks

Company of Fools 24th Season Sponsors

Arrow R. Storage, Linda & Bob Edwards, Carol & Len Harlig, Dan & Jodie Hunt—Roy A. Hunt Foundation, Kenneth Lewis, Marcia &  Don Liebich, Tedde & Jim Reid, Jane Rosen & Scott Miley—Scott Miley Roofing, Carol P. Nie, The Shubert Foundation, Richard Smooke & Family in Loving Memory of Judith Smooke,  Mary Ann & John Underwood, Maryanne & Gerald Whitcomb, Jeri L. Wolfson Foundation, Barbara & Stanley Zax, housing sponsor The Wood River Inn & Suites, media sponsor Wood River Weekly, wine sponsor: Stanton Barrett & Barrett Family Wines, and beer sponsor Warfield Distillery & Brewing.


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