â€œThe Fantasticks" isn't the easiest show to decipher. (What in life is?) It is simply set, is an easy-to-understand love story at the core, has a famous song in the thoughtful â€œTry to Remember" and yet it is wholly bizarre at many turns. Director/choreographer Alicia Birder and her solid cast touch all the bases with consistent performances.
The story: Luisa and Matt are next door neighbor teenagers who are in love. The story presumes that teenagers just won't listen, so Luisa and Matt's fathers do an opposite build a wall between their properties so as to drive Luisa and Matt to each other as they wish.