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Play directory : The Fantasticks

Welcome to the Mandy Theatre Professionals Plays Directory.

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other Mandy Theatre Professionals members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones
  • Written
    1960
  • Overview
    It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" ("Les Romanesques") by Edmond Rostand, concerning two fathers who put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because they know that children always do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their fathers' plot and they each go off and experience things in the world. They return to each other and the love they had, having learned from the world and made an informed decision. Elements of the play are ultimately drawn from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, its story winding its way through Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and Rostand's play.
  • Roles

    Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals who have been involved in The Fantasticks

Members of Mandy Theatre Professionals who have been involved in The Fantasticks