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After The Fair

1994 Festival

Contact for Rights

Mitch Douglas, ICM, 212-556-5738

Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 2
Total Cast Size: 4
Orchestra Breakdown:

4: piano, keyboard, cello, reed

Genre & Style:

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Based on Thomas Hardy’s novel, On the Western Circuit this carefully crafted new musical brings romantic intrigue to the stage. The emotional entanglement unfolds as a London barrister and simple maid meet at a country fair. She asks her mistress to answer his love letters for her and their lives are forever changed.

Festival Successes

Off Broadway production at York Theater Company (NY) in 1999. Full productions at Apple Tree Theatre (IL), Broadhollow Theatre (NY), King’s Head Theatre Club (UK), Lyric Stage (MA), Village Theatre (WA). Outer Critic’s Circle Nomination-Best Musical (NY). Winner of 5 Dalas Theatre League Awards. Off Broadway cast recording on Varese Sarabande.