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Once on this Island

Though Rosa Guy, the original author of My Love, My Love, passed away just recently in 2012, her influential and commanding Caribbean story lives on in the theater.  Once On This Island is the adaptation of that novel.  The original Broadway production first ran from 1990 to 1991.  Since then, it has captivated audiences from the West End to, at present, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.  It runs from March 5th to March 30th at TW Silicon Valley, so be sure to catch a showing before it dances out of town.

Once On This Island is a gripping tale of two lovers: a peasant girl and a young aristocrat on the islands of the French Antilles.  It is not simply a story of love and its highs and lows, but also important historical commentary.

Robert Kelley, initially intended as a workshop space for teens and college students interested in the dramatic arts, founded TheatreWorks Silicon Valley in 1970.  It was chartered by the city of Palo Alto, and its popularity soon bloomed as the staff committed to showing different and unorthodox works not seen before in the area.  TheatreWorks Silicon Valley enters its 44th season as one of California’s largest theatres with an annual budget of $8 million and an eye to the future of American drama.


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