Open Door Theater is proud to present "Once On This Island" from April 1-10, 2011 at the Dragonfly Theater at RJ Grey Junior High, 16 Charter Road, Acton. Evening performances are April 1, 8, and 9 at 7:30 pm; afternoon performances are April 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 2:30 pm. The performance on Saturday, April 2nd will be interpreted into American Sign Language (ASL). This production will feature a cast and crew of over 100 actors, dancers & singers from Acton, Boxborough, Westford, Littleton, Maynard, Harvard, Bolton and 11 other surrounding communities and is appropriate for audiences of all ages.
“Once On This Island” is a highly original Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid.” Set on a Caribbean island ruled by fantastical gods, “Once On This Island” tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. After Daniel returns to his people Ti Moune is sent on a quest by the gods to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice and hatred. With book and lyrics by Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, “Once On This Island” garnered eight Tony nominations for its Broadway run, including Best Musical, Book and Score.
Open Door Theater of Acton is a non-profit family-oriented community theater company that has been creating learning experiences through theater for adults, children, and people with special needs since it was founded in 1980.
Tickets for “Once On This Island” are available online at www.opendoortheater.org/tix and through cast members. Individual tickets are $10 each. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check the Open Door website at www.opendoortheater.org. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.