in San Antonio
May 11 - 27
at the Josephine Theatre, 339 W Josephine, San Antonio, Texas, 78212 (click for map)
Times: Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $30.00 Telephone (210) 734-4646
The Fantasticks tells the story of a young man and the girl next door, whose parents have built a wall to keep them apart. The youngsters nevertheless contrive to meet and fall in love. Their parents, meanwhile, are congratulating themselves, for they have erected the wall and staged a feud in order to achieve, by negation, a marriage between their willfully disobedient children.
A narrator sets the imagined scene and, in due time, progresses to the role of professional abductor convincing the giddy youngsters that they are deeply embroiled in a melodramatic encounter in a garden under the moonlight. The evening itself is entirely concerned with the notion that children – of whatever age – cannot fall in love unless their love is forbidden.