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Friday, July 10, 2009 - 12:32pm

Theater Troupe Plays On After Tragedy

An Athens theater troupe is set to retake the stage for the first time since three of its members were gunned down by a University of Georgia marketing professor.

The Town & Gown Players are set to perform Neil Simon's "Fools" Friday evening.

It's the first time the community group has performed on its stage since George Zinkhan shot and killed his wife Marie Bruce, Tom Tanner and Ben Teague while they were attending a reunion outside the theater.

Police launched a nationwide manhunt for Zinkhan after the April 25 shootings. His body was found two weeks later in a shallow grave he had dug for himself in the woods near his home.