No Strings Theatre Extends THE FANTASTICKS Through February 10

No Strings Theatre Company has extended its run of "The Fantasticks", directed by Karen Caroe, through Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Make your reservations early to avoid disappointment by calling The Black Box Theatre at (575) 523-1223. More information at

Remaining performance are:

Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m.
Friday, February 1 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, February 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 9 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 at 2:30 p.m.

No Strings Theatre Company presents "The Fantasticks" at The Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las cruces. The original production of "The Fantasticks" opened on May 3, 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York's Greenwich Village and has been running strong ever since.

"The Fantasticks" is a musical telling the story of two fathers who decide that they want their children to fall in love with each other. Matt is a romantic, Luisa a fantasist. In an attempt to unite their children, the fathers feign a feud, hoping that once the children are in love, their dissension and "disapproval" of the relationship will spark an even greater love between them.

Matt and Luisa's father seem to be determined to get the children together at all costs. They even go so far as to hire El Gallo to stage a mock abduction hoping Matt will step in as the hero of Luisa's dreams. The children do fall in love but things quickly fall asunder as the plan doesn't go quite as the fathers expected. It will take much more than fake feuds and mock abductions to seal Matt and Luisa's love.

"The Fantasticks" is the longest continually running musical in history and for good reason. From its famous song "Try to Remember" to its imaginative staging, it is a golden piece of American Theatre.

Performances of "The Fantasticks" are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sunday Matinees on January 27 and February 3 at 2:30 p.m. and a Thursday evening performance on January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 regular admission, $9.00 students and seniors over 65, and all tickets on Thursday are $7.00. To make reservations, call (575) 523-1223.

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