Once On This Island

Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens / Music by Stephen Flaherty / Based on the novel "My Love, My Love" by Rosa Guy


Synopsis: Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel's heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Cast

Daniel Christopher Blackmon
Ton Ton Julian Heath Carroll
Little TiMoune Aleina de la Cruz
Armand Lamar Edwards
Andrea Rashawnda Foster
Storyteller Joseph Garnett
Asaka Tristian Luysterberg
Mama Euralie Barbara Martinez
Storyteller Tammy Mills
Erzulie Stevie Neale
TiMoune Meagan M. Parker
Storyteller Lynsey Price
Agwe Micah J.M. Roland
Papa Ge Christopher Thies-Lotito
Storyteller Emily Waters
Storyteller Angela West

Production Staff

Director Kevin P. Kern
Music Director Timothy Kennedy
Choreographer Elizabeth Cowan
Scenic & Lighting Design Charles Houghton
Costume Design Glenn Avery Breed
Sound Design Adam Barratt
Stage Manager Jennifer Bossa
Dyer & Silk Painter Anita Hester
Assistant Stage Manager Tracy Baldwin
Scene Shop Staff Katherine Anderson
  Heath Carroll
  Alex Dagg
  R.J. Hunt
  Will O'Donnell
  Jesse Williams
  Christopher Thies-Lotito
Costume Shop Staff Tracy Baldwin
  Barbara Martinez
  Meghan Miller
  Stevie Neale
  Lynsey Price
  Heidi Warriner
Wardrobe Supervisor Tracy Baldwin
Dresser Tiffany Eddins
Laundry Tara Whalen
Lightboard Operator Nathan Wilson
Soundboard Operator Will O'Donnell
Stage Crew Justin Dickieson
  Paviale Stephens

 

Orchestra

Rehearsal Pianist Tina Buran
Keyboard 1/Conductor Tina Buran
Keyboard 2 Melissa Gilbert
Percussion Steve Maniscola
Flute Brandi Hebold
Clarinet Kathleen Cox