Once On This Island
by Lynn Ahrens (Book & Lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (Music)
Once on This Island tells the story of the young, peasant orphan Ti Moune as she falls in love with a wealthy man from the other side of her island and discovers what the price of love truly is. Ti Moune’s story is a tale of defying one’s family and society in the pursuit of love and the consequences of trying to overcome racial and socio-cultural boundaries. The audience watches her journey and struggles alongside the gods, who gamble with her life to see whether love or death will prevail.
Once on This Island is an exciting musical that will enrapture and immerse audiences in a beautiful love story while enchanting them with the Caribbean’s vibrant culture. Actors will tell Ti Moune’s story through the lively and vibrant songs and dances of the show. After the long winter, this show will be a refreshing, lively start to spring that will warm audiences’ hearts and bodies as they dance in their seats and fall in love with this story!
WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE MEMBERS OF THE BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITIES TO AUDITION! WE ALSO WELCOME FIRST TIME THEATREMAKERS! Want to be involved with Yale theater, but don’t know how? We want you on our team! If you’re interested in auditioning or joining the production team or learning more about this production, please email Charnice Hoegnifioh at firstname.lastname@example.org or Aderonke Adejare at email@example.com. Follow our insta @yaleonceonthisisland!
Performance Dates & Times
April 14, 2022 - 8:00pm
April 15, 2022 - 8:00pm
April 16, 2022 - 2:00pm
April 16, 2022 - 8:00pm
This performance is open to asymptomatic Yale students, faculty, and staff with an up-to-date vaccination status. Please bring your COVID 19 vaccination card, a clearly legible photo of your vaccination card on your phone, or your MyChart vaccination confirmation and a photo ID. Front of House staff will be checking tickets, IDs, and proof of vaccination. Yale-approved masks are required for all performers and audience members.