THE FANTASTICKS

Elliot Program Center, Stanford University (April 2014)

Directed by Ken Savage

Music Direction by Joel Chapman

Choreography by Ken Savage and Saya Jenks

Scenic Design by Charlie Yang

Costume Design by Alexis Lucio

Lighting Design by James Sherwood

Our production of The Fantasticks sought to create everything from craft materials: paper, glue, paint, and cardboard. We were particularly interested in how this company of actors “plays” the show and uses whimsy to explore these profound themes of maturity, love, and the false happy ending that we all seek in life. Our production sold out 5 performances in Stanford's 90 seat Elliot Program Center and was named one of "Stanford's top 5 on campus productions of 2014" by the Stanford Daily.

Luisa and Matt separated by The Wall
Luisa and Matt separated by The Wall

Photo by Alexis Lucio

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Fathers plotting through The Wall
Fathers plotting through The Wall

Feuding fathers are friends after all Photo by Alexis Lucio

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Henry, El Gallo, and Mortimer
Henry, El Gallo, and Mortimer

El Gallo recruits veteran actors to abduct Luisa to bring the families together Photo by Alexis Lucio

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"Soon It's Gonna Rain"
"Soon It's Gonna Rain"

Lovers Luisa and Matt meet in the glen Photo by Alexis Lucio

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Happy Ending to Act 1
Happy Ending to Act 1

Feuding families come together for a happy ending to Act 1 Photo by Alexis Lucio

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"This Plum Is Too Ripe"
"This Plum Is Too Ripe"

Photo by Alexis Lucio

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"Round and Round"
"Round and Round"

Photo by Alexis Lucio

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"They Were You"
"They Were You"

Wounded lovers reunite after experiencing the world Photo by Alexis Lucio

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Finale
Finale

Of course with a confetti cannon Photo by Alexis Lucio

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