LEWISTON – This weekend, Lewiston High School’s Centre Stage Ensemble members will present their spring musical, “Once on This Island.”

The show is a Caribbean fairy tale that tells the story of Ti Moune (Alison Traynor), a poor, orphaned peasant girl, who falls in love with Daniel (Jeremy Gervais), an upper-class boy whose life she saves after a car crash.

Central to the story are four gods that the peasants believe rule their lives: Erzulie, goddess of love (Katie Lauze); Asaka, mother of the Earth (Elizabeth Snyder); Agwe, god of water (Brandon Dubois); and Papa Ge, demon of death (James Theberge). They cause the lives of the young lovers to intersect and also send Ti Moune on the fateful journey that tests the strength of her love.

Other roles include Mama Euralie (Marina MacDonald), Tonton Julian (Davis Cassidy), Armand (Peter MacArthur), Andrea Devereaux (Alexis Handy) and storytellers (Abby Church, Shawn Sabourin and Ashley McWhorter).

The show directed by Richard Martin and produced by Alison Traynor features infectious rhythms that give way to dancing and songs like “We Dance,” “Waiting for Life” and “Human Heart.” Wayne Strout is music director; Steve Dupont, choreographer; and Darren Avery, vocal director.

Show dates are Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lewiston Middle School auditorium, 75 Central Ave.

Tickets: $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. Call 783-0958.


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