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Harold And Maude

2003 Festival

Eric Millegan

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Thomas Cott, MTW, 212.677.0040, ext 309,

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 2
Number of Principals (Female): 3
Total Cast Size: 5
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Like the cult film favorite on which it is based, this first collaboration of veteran writer Tom Jones (The Fantasticks) and emerging composer Joseph Thalken (Was) tells a funny and life-affirming story about the unlikely romance between an eccentric young man morbidly obsessed with suicides and an equally eccentric old woman who is as much in love with life as he is with death. This heartfelt and quirky chamber musical is currently being developed at Musical Theatre Works.

Festival Successes

Full productions at the York Theatre (NY), Paper Mill Playhouse (NJ), TheatreWorks (CA), The Human Race Theatre Company (OH), Cain Park (OH).