By Ellery Harkness, SCS eighth grader
The play “Once on this Island” is being put on this March by Shelburne Community School students. It is based on a mixture of the tales of the “Little Mermaid” and “Romeo and Juliet.” The story is set on a Caribbean island that is split up into two sides. One side belongs to the poor peasants and the other side belongs to the wealthy Grand Hommes.
The Broadway musical is filled with dancing and singing as it tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl that falls in love with Daniel who crashed his car on the peasant’s side of the island. He is from the other side of the island though and they are forbidden to be together. The gods who rule over all the people on the island send Ti Moune on a journey as she tries to get Daniel back to try to prove that love is stronger than death.
The play is being directed by Bruce Campbell and Kristin Bamberger with choreography lead by Cara Montague. The performances will be on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. The performances will be held at 7 pm in the Gymatorium at the Shelburne Town Center.
Tickets will be priced at $5 for adults and $4 for students. If you would like to buy tickets in advance, they will be sold in the front lobby of Shelburne Community School before school from March 4 through March 15. People can also see Esther in the front office between March 4 and March 15 to put their names on a list for tickets to be purchased at the door.