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The Fantasticks


Hucklebee and Bellomy are neighbors who dream that one day their children will fall in love and marry. To ensure this happens, the two concoct a feud so Hucklebee's son, Matt, and Bellomy's daughter, Luisa, will pine for "forbidden fruit," so to speak. They gild the lily by hiring a man to "abduct" Luisa so that Matt can rescue her and appear heroic. It's a scheme so crazy it just might work -- at least for a little while. Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' classic musical The Fantasticks offers an allegorical look at young love and how maturity is won in this sometimes crazy world. Insight Theatre opens its new season with a production of The Fantasticks. The show is performed at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (July 2 through 18; no show on July 4) at the Heagney Theatre (530 East Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves; 314-556-1293 or Tickets are $25 to $35.
July 2-3, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: July 2. Continues through July 18, 2015

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