A highly original and theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale “The Little Mermaid,” 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. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and death. With its Caribbean-flavored music—catchy, contemporary, tender ballads and rousing celebratory numbers—and with the same artistic team that brought you last year’s stunning production of Working, Once on This Island promises to be a visual and auditory feast of almost non-stop song and dance. Once on This Island is appropriate for all ages and runs under 90 minutes, with no intermission.
~ Thursday through Saturday, March 14, 15, and 16, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
(box office opens at 7:00 p.m.)
~ Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (box office opens at 1:00 p.m.)
$10.00 general admission
$5.00 students (of any age with ID) and seniors
$5.00 Neumann University faculty/staff/administration
$5.00/person group rate (15 or more for same performance)
Meagher Theatre/Neumann University Life Center/Aston, PA
Neumann University is located in suburban Delaware County and is easily accessible from I-95. Ample parking is available in the Life Center lot. Click HERE for directions.
For reservations and information, contact the University Players Box Office at 610.361.5455. Tickets reserved but not purchased will be held at the box office until one-half hour before curtain, after which they may be released.
Book and Lyrics: Lyn Ahrens
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Director: Ed Milliner (Neumann University professor)
Musical/Vocal Director: Richard Sayers (Neumann University professor)
Choreographer: Jessica Fox
Assistant Director: Gabe Riberio
Scenic Design: JoAnn Gleeson
Costume/Hair/Make-up Design: Gwynn Milliner
Stage Manager: Brian Kavanagh
Producer: Terence Gleeson (Neumann University professor)
Cast: Kerry Bunnell
The Neumann University Players is the resident theater company of Neumann University, comprised of students, faculty, staff, and alumni under the artistic direction of faculty member Terence Gleeson, who founded the group in 1984. The University Players produce two or more fully-staged plays annually, selecting from a wide range of drama including Shakespeare, musicals, and contemporary fare.