CenterStage’s Once on This Island

We went to CenterStage’s production of Once on This Island. It was an outstanding performance about 4 gods who tell a story about a celebration of life. One of our favorite characters was Papa Ge, the god of death played by Alonzo Richmond because he was a big part in the play and made Ti Moune make hard decisions. Our other favorite character was Daniel, played by Alfred Jones, Jr., because he had nice voice and was great at dancing, but we think Daniel was kind of evil or something because of how he treated Ti Moune. We thought Jones played the part very well. Our favorite part was when Ti Moune, played by Ciera Richmond, danced with Daniel. The movements of the dance were slow and graceful and then because very quick and energetic. Our favorite costume was Agwe’s because it looked like the ocean with aquamarine and blue. Turtle says that as a turtle he really has to like it. We also just have to talk about the lighting. It was always changing colors and it looked amazing. Our favorite part of the lighting was during most of the songs. It would go light blue, light green, light yellow, dark blue and it looked amazing together in the songs. Here is a short summery of the beginning of the play. There is a big storm and a girl somehow gets stuck in a tree. They think of taking her out and raising her, think better of it, then finally change their minds again and raise her. The two parents called the girl Ti Moune. She was very curious. She finds a person in a car accident and decides to care for him until the father goes to the hotel where the boy lives and they take him back. But the girl wants to go with Daniel, will she go or not? This was a great play that we think you should go and see.

By Turtle & Moose