Once On this Island, Dublin’s Winter Musical coming February 23rd-26th!

This year’s winter production opens Thursday, February 23 at 7pm and runs Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25 at 7pm and Sunday, February 26th at 2pm. The twenty-two Dublin students in the cast are joined onstage by faculty member Jon Phinney’s ten year old daughter, Amelia, supported by a student-run technical crew of six students who have been immersed in the design and production process. Three seniors have been integral to the creative team this year: Cam Harrington (Francestown, NH) as Assistant Director, Shaneil Wynter (Brooklyn, NY) as Assistant Choreographer, and Eliza Sigel (Manchester, NH) as Assistant Lighting Designer. We are proud of all of the joy and energy, both onstage and off,  that each member of this ensemble has brought to the process of bringing this play to life - and we look forward to sharing it with an audience!

“Once on this Island,” the Tony nominated and Olivier award-winning musical, first appeared on Broadway in 1990 and is based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy. Part-Romeo and Juliet, part- The Little Mermaid, this musical, set on a fictional island in the Caribbean, is as much about the value of storytelling as it is about star-crossed lovers from two different worlds. Stories interweave, linked by the theme that what we imagine to be possible can indeed help us transcend the status quo. In celebration of the oral tradition, song and dance take center stage and become the vehicle through which a group of storytellers present a magical journey of “one small girl” with the will to defy the social norms of her island home in order to inspire change for later generations, even if her own fate is destined to be tragic. And this is why we tell the story….

Make your reservations today! Tickets are free, donations are welcome.

Please contact Donna Stone in the Development Office at (603) 563-1285 or email.

Cast list:

The Storytellers:

  • McLaren Bristol ‘19 (Peasant Girl)
  • Noelia Calcano ‘17
  • Rohyn Contreras-Schofield ‘20
  • Emily Field ‘19
  • Bridget Geary ‘18
  • Destiny Goncalves ‘18 (Asaka, Mother of the Earth)
  • Deven Hardikar ‘19 (Papa Ge, Sly Demon of Death)
  • Cam Harrington ‘17 (Beauxhomme/Father)
  • Abby Ingram ‘19
  • Devyn Itula ‘18 (Mama Euralie)
  • Liam Kelly ‘17 (Tonton Julian)
  • Taya Kerwin ‘18 (Agwe, God of Water)
  • Cameron Mackay-Smith ‘19
  • Owen Mortner ‘18
  • Amelia Phinney (Little Girl/Little Ti Moune)
  • Nicolas Posner ‘19 (Armand/Gatekeeper)
  • Gwyneth Thomson ‘19 (Erzulie, Goddess of Love)
  • Wesley Strubbe ‘18
  • iZel Van Epps ‘19 (Madame Beauxhomme)
  • Otto Vogel ‘20 (Daniel)
  • Henry White ‘18
  • Olivia White ‘19 (Andrea)
  • Emma Williams ‘19 (Ti Moune)

Technical Crew: Faith Lewis ‘18, Caroline Robbins ‘18, Georgina Yang ‘17, Eliza Sigel ‘17, Grace Harrington ‘19


Production Rehearsal Stills

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