Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward's University presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Set in the Caribbean, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND fills the stage with a delightful Calypso beat! Island villagers comfort a little girl with the captivating legend of the orphan Ti Moune. The story is of the love, commitment and betrayal between this young peasant girl and the wealthy young man, Daniel, whose life she saves. The myth is told of how the gods of Love, Earth, Water, and Death initiate this meeting and send Ti Moune on this journey testing the strength of love.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND originated at Playwrights Horizons, which opened at the Booth Theater on Broadway on October 18, 1990, playing for 469 performances. The show received eight Tony Award nominations.
||ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
Book & Lyrics: Lynn Arhens
Music: Stevens Flaherty
Guest Director & Choreographer: Kevin Archambault
Musical Director: Pamela Stout
||Feb. 20 – March 3, 2002
Wed. – Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m..
||Mary Moody Northen Theatre
St. Edward's University
3001 S. Congress Ave. Austin, TX 78704
||$10 – $12; group rates available
Box Office 512.448.8484
St. Edward's University alumnus Kevin Archambault returns to the Mary Moody Northen Theatre as director and choreographer of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. Kevin's work in the community includes direction and choreography for "Once Upon a Mattress" and "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." He also has been featured in the Austin Musical Theatre productions of "A Chorus Line," "Oklahoma," "Oliver," "Fiddler on the Roof" and "West Side Story."
"ONCE ON THIS ISLAND" has the integrity of genuine fairy tales in that it doesn't lead to a saccharine ending, but to a catharsis, transcendent acceptance of the dust-to-dust continuity of life and death." (Frank Rich, New York Times)
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre of St. Edward's University offers the only pre-professional undergraduate theater program of its kind in the United States. Designed for the student-artist, the program offers a rare combination of conservatory and academic training with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.
Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin.