THE FANTASTICKS at Kailua Onstage Arts
HPU Windward's Paul and Vi Loo Theatre
May 24-June 9
Fri and Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 4pm
The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical which tells an allegorical story concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. The fathers hire traveling actors to stage a mock abduction, so that Matt can heroically seem to save Luisa, ending the supposed feud. When the children discover the deception, they reject the arranged love match and separate. Each then gains disillusioning experiences of the real world, seen in parallel fantasy sequences. They return to each other bruised but enlightened, and they renew their vows with more maturity.
The show's original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical. It was awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 1991.
Performances will be held at the
HPU Windward Campus
Paul and Vi Loo Theatre
45-045 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
*please do not go to KOA Theater in Kailua
Tickets can be purchased here.
$20 student/ military