Bangkok Community Theatre launches its 2019 season with the Broadway musical “Once on this Island”. The play is set on a Caribbean island with an appealing Caribbean influenced backgrounds, and guarantees a joyful theatre experience.
The one act, ninety-minute musical, opened up on Broadway to impressive popularity in 1990, and got the Tony Award for best revival of a musical in 2018, taking part in competitions against revivals of “My Fair Lady” and “Carousel”.
It centres on a peasant young girl on a tropical island, who will be guided by the island gods of earth, water, love and death. With their assistance and strength she makes use of the power of love to gather people of the various social classes and backgrounds.
The story gets started as Ti Moune is orphaned by a storm. She is taken up by a couple, loving peasants and she desires of a life bigger than her own. She falls deeply in love with a boy from the rich side of the Island and heals him after he is afflicted with a car crash. The power of love leads her to overcome death and to her final desired destination.
Directed by Michael Allman, the show is performed by a multinational cast which includes Ashley Moyles, Bonnie Zellerbach, Celia Barthman, Emilia Clarke, Jay Pangilinan, Kaylee Marie, Kristoffer Cabuyao, Naomi Bactol, Neil Anthony Castillo, Pearl Rapeeporn, Philip Luis and Zipporah Gene .
“Once on this Island” is going to be staged from March 22-23 and once again on March 29-30 at 7:30pm with matinees at 4pm on March 23 and 30 at Creative Industries, M Theatre. Tickets are appraised at Bt850.
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