Idaho Shakespeare Festival presents “The Fantasticks,” one of the most enduring plays in the musical theater repertoire. Delightful, sweet and tinged with heartbreak, it tells the story of Matt and Luisa, neighbors who fall in love when their fathers pretend to forbid it — and then out of love when they learn the truth. But never fear, thanks to some theatrical magic, well-timed comedic schtick and memorable tunes, all will end well.
7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 (preview), Sept. 5 (opening), 7 p.m. Sept. 6 (family night) and dates through Sept. 27, ISF Amphitheater, 5657 Warm Springs Ave., Boise. $18-$44 general, $12 kids 6-17 family night only. 336-9221, idahoshakespeare.org.