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Caribbean traditions, mystical gods, tropical heat, well-established class lines and a hurricane collide in the haunting legend of love, “Once on This Island,” opening June 13 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre, 927 Noyes St.
Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, “Once on This Island” combines powerful vocals, heart-racing emotions and awe-inspired physicality to produce a gripping musical love story set on a Caribbean island. Directing the show for Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre is Runako Jahi, with musical direction by June Smith and choreography by Vaune Blalock. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. on Sundays, June 13 — July 26. Tickets are $15, $10 for students with IDs, and $7 for seniors aged 55 and older. Group discounts are available.
For more information, call 847-448-8260. Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre produces theatre and cultural events that address the African-American experience or reflect the culture of people of African descent. The theatre rounds out its 30th season by presenting “Nilaja Sun’s No Child” Aug. 1-23. For more details, call 847-448-8260.