The Fantasticks was written by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Jones. The show tells an allegorical tale of two neighbors who try to trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. The New York production of The Fantasticks ran off Broadway for 42 years making it the longest running musical in history.
The Oswego Players production of the play features Liam Fitzpatrick and Taylor Peck as the young lovers, Matt and Luisa: Christopher James and Keith Arlington, as the coniving fathers, Hucklebee and Bellamy; Bob Brown as the mysterious, El Gallo; Roy Van Noustrand and Terry Greene as Henry and Mortimer; and Shannon Thompkins as the Mute.
The show will be directed by Oswego Players President Emeritas Inez Manor Parker, with Abel Searor as Music Director, and Carol Dufrane as Stage Manager. Production staff also includes light designer Tom Fazzio. and set designer Ken Snow. Tammy Wilkinson is the show's Producer.
"The Fantasticks" is scheduled to be performed on July 7, 13, 14, @8 p.m. and July 8 and 15 @2 p.m. at the Frances Marion Brown Theater.All seat for the show are $18. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the box office at 315-343-5138 or online via our website: www.oswegoplayers.org