Once On This Island
by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
Ti Moune, a peasant girl, falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel. Unbeknownst to her, the pompous gods of the island make a bet over which is stronger, love or death - the stakes being Ti Moune's life. When Daniel returns to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love is not enough to win Daniel's heart. Will Ti Moune pay the ultimate price? Winner of the 1995 Olivier Award in London for Best New Musical, this show features exciting island-flavored songs, including "Waiting for Life," "One Small Girl," "The Human Heart" and "Why We Tell the Story."
PLEASE NOTE: Since PCW staff are not familiar with this story, we asked Cincinnati Landmark to provide some insights. We learned that "Once On This Island" does contain content that may not be consistent with Christian values, such as references to children born out of wedlock, as well as insinuations that the primary characters are 'young lovers.' As well, the setting of the play/musical is a remote island where the local population believe in pagan gods. Please consider whether this event is appealing to you, given this information, and/or is suitable for younger attendees.