‘The Fantasticks’ presented by Studio Theatre of Bath

2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, Oct. 1 and 8

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Studio Theatre of Bath presents  "The Fantasticks,”  directed by John Willey, with musical direction by Courtney Babbidge and choreography by Ashley Steeves, Sept. 29 through Oct. 8.

The audience is invited to come and follow the enticing melody of El Gallo's “Try to Remember” to a time when “just once in your crowded moonlit lifetime, you hid away in shadows from the tyranny of time”, when “love was sweeter than the berries, or the honey or the stinging taste of mint.” Themes encourage one to touch once again that place in your deepest, most secret memory where love and hope stir together, magic lives, anything is possible. To rejoice in the play of innocence and hard reality for that is what has brought you to who you are today. As El Gallo proclaims the paradoxical truth of life: “without a hurt, the heart is hollow”.

“The Fantasticks,” written by Harvey Schmidt  and  Tom Jones,
is a timeless tale of innocence, young romance, naiveté, adventure, loss, growing up and growing older, maturity and coming home a bit wiser. The plot revolves around the Boy (Kobi Appleby, Topsham), the Girl (Sararose Willey, Bath) two fathers (Nick Azzaretti, Newcastle and Vince Shatto, Woolwich) pretending to feud to entice their children to fall in love, and a wall. Guiding the story is the narrator/bandit El Gallo (Marc Rodriguez, Arrowsic) and a magical character, the Mute (Ellie Hawks, Brunswick), who provides everything from weather to props. Helping the story along are two other characters, a fading Shakespearean actor, Henry (Mike Rowe, Waldoboro) and his sidekick, specializing in deaths scenes, Mortimer (Johnmarcus Willey, Bath).

STB presents "The Fantasticks": Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 6, 7 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 1 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets, $12/advance, $15/door, are available online at www.studiotheatreofbath.com. This production will be presented at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath.
Studio Theater is Bath's oldest active community theater group. Co-founded by J. Pat & Priscilla Montgomery, Studio Theatre of Bath has produced over 100 major productions since the 1980s. For more information, please follow Studio Theatre of Bath on Facebook or call 207-358-0031. All proceeds will benefit "Band Together for Madeline" (visit www.youcaring.com/themarzenfamily-899961 for more details).
Event Dates: 
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 7:00pm
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:00pm
804 Washington Street
Bath  Maine  04530