Fall Play: Once On This Island

Once on This Island

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Ti Moune, a peasant girl, rescues a wealthy boy from the other side of the island, Daniel, with whom she falls in love. Unbeknownst to Ti Moune, the pompous gods who preside over the island make a bet with one another over which is stronger, love or death, the stakes being Ti Moune’s life. When she pursues Daniel, who has returned to his people, Ti Moune is shunned because of her lowly status. Her determination and capacity to love, though, is not enough to win Daniel’s heart, and Ti Moune pays the ultimate price; but the gods turn Ti Moune into a tree that grows so strong and so tall, it breaks the wall that separates the societies and ultimately unites them.

Once on This Island is a one-act musical with a book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the 1985 novel My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy, it is set in the French Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The show includes elements of the Romeo and Juliet story and elements of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Little Mermaid. It concerns a peasant girl on a tropical island, who uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.

The original Broadway production ran from 1990 to 1991, and the West End production opened in 1994, where it won the 1995 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.


Date Showtimes
Thursday, Oct. 25 7pm
Friday, Oct. 26 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 27 2pm and 7pm
Monday, Oct. 29 7pm
Tuesday, Oct. 30 7pm
Thursday, Nov. 1 7pm
Friday, Nov. 2 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 3 2pm and 7pm


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East High School Ratings as Provided by the Colorado Department of Education, the Denver Public Schools and Other Organizations for 2018
Denver Public Schools
Rating- “SPF-Yellow” Accredited On-Watch
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Rating- Performance- CDE’s Highest rating (preliminary result)
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U.S. News and World Report
Number 12 in the State of Colorado
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Denver Business Journal/Niche
Number 5 of Top 25 in Denver Metro Area.
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8th Grade Shadowing and East Open Houses: 

For the 2018-2019 school year, East High School is restructuring our shadowing program to make it a more equitable process. You will have between now and September 15th at midnight to enter your 8th grade student into a random lottery for shadowing. You will be notified via email on September 25th whether or not your student got into shadowing. Please click on the link below to learn more information and to enter your student into our shadowing lottery. In addition to our shadowing experiences, we will also be offering additional open houses for potential new families to learn more about the East experience. Thanks for your interest in East! GO ANGELS!



East Open Houses:

November 7th from 9:30-10:45 am

December 5th from 9:30-10:45 am

January 9th from 6:30-7:45 pm

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