Once On This Island

Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Based Upon the Novel, My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

Directed by Jeri Hammond
Musical Direction by Nathan Urdangen
Choreography by Yewande Odetoyinbo & Dwayne P. Mitchell

May 31 & June 1, 2019

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.



Tonton Julian – Travis Amborise
Asaka – Danielle Barnes
Storyteller – Bryan Baumer
Storyteller – Olivia Belleville
Mama Euralie – Kennedy Campbell
Ti Moune – Mikah Cassidy
Storyteller – Jackson Daley
Villager – Allison Eunis
Grand Homme/Gissoper – Ananda Geller
Papa Ge – Liann Greggory
Storyteller – Katherine Gustafson
Grand Homme/Gossiper – Nadine Johnson
Storyteller/Daniel’s Father – Griffin Long-Sinnott
Villager – Keza Mitala
Andrea – Paige Naumnik
Gatekeeper – Will Palmucci
Storyteller – Lily Park
Storyteller – Dhruva Ram
Grand Homme/Gossiper – Maggie Reichgott
Villager – Leo Ruckenstein
Agwe – Maxwell Seelig
Storyteller – Delaney Walkes
Erzulie – Artemis Wheelock
Daniel Beauxhomme – Iain Yarbrough


Grandma – Gamalia Pharms
Little Girl/Young Ti Moune – Olivia Smith & Genevieve Smith


Director – Jeri Hammond
Music Director – Nathan Urdangen
Choreographers – Yewande Odetoyinbo & Dwayne P. Mitchell
Stage Manager – Alyse Clinton
Set & Props Designer – Esme Allen
Costume Designer – Brittany Mehan
Lighting Designer – Neil Gustafson
Sound & Projections Designer – Kyle Staam
Captioning – Ruth Kahn
Run Crew – Olivia Browne

Behind the Scenes

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