Once on This Island - Saturday, July 1st, 2023

by Tobago Performing Arts Company

Sat 1st July , 2023

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Pigeon Point Heritage Pavillion


Set on a small island in the Caribbean, the story illuminates the heart and ambitions of a young, peasant girl - Ti Moune, who according to the Gods must ‘sacrifice for love’. The play is a musical-theatre piece, written and designed as a Broadway styled offering, bringing together a variety of artistic disciplines under one, theatrical umbrella. TPAC's treatment of the story will bring the timeless narratives of community and forbidden love to local audiences, along with the nuance, beauty and sensibilities of Tobago. As a fantasy story, it is imaginatively stimulating and is intended to engage a general demographic of both children and adults. The play treats with themes of love and division, discourses in race, class and colour, and looks at the complex history of the Caribbean in new ways.