November 8 - November 23, 2013
Bursting with energy, humor, romance, laughter, sorrow, and hope, the Winchester Players' fall production "The Fantasticks" will fill the stage of Chidley Hall of the First Congregational Church of Winchester. A moving love story, with lilting music, and spritely choreography, the show is, understandably, the longest running musical in the world.
The story is ageless. Two foolish fathers plot to build a wall between their gardens to make their teenagers fall in love. Although romance blooms in the magical dreamscape of moonlight, the two men hire a con man to stage an abduction allowing the boy to seem to rescue the girl. All goes as planned; love prevails, and the wall falls. However, in the blazing rays of the sun, the fathers bicker, the children discover they have lived in a dream world, and must experience harsh reality before they can find real love. They find "Without a hurt the heart is hollow".