This show was my favorite off-Broadway experience for a long, long time.
Even today, whenever I hear a song from the show I still think of how the parents change. For example, there is a song in “The Fantasticks” (plant a radish) which for me perfectly examples how people, especially parents of kids going through changes come to remember how expressing compassion helps understanding, and understanding helps respect, and respect supports love.
“Ohio has lost 350,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000. Now, health care is the state’s largest employer, and those jobs pay less than the factory jobs that vanished. Adjusted for inflation, the state’s median income has declined to $49,308 in 2014, from $57,748 in 2000. Since 2000, Ohio’s middle class has shrunk more than any other state’s.”
“We’re electing a chief executive, not a chief politician,” Collins said
Jealousy isn’t fear…it’s the certainty one is unworthy of love
Ben Fountain echoes E. R. Murrow