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Once on this Island

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When a society divides itself along lines of socioeconomic class, common ground can be hard to find. But to live apart is to go without all of life's opportunities: to learn new things, to uncover unexpected joys. In Once on This Island, a spirited girl from a peasant village in the French Antilles falls in love with an upper-class boy. This beautiful one-act musical -- full of Caribbean rhythms and songs both playful and poignant -- tells the story of how true love can transform us now, and for generations to come.

7 p.m. Thu., 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. (Apr. 24-May 3). The Edison Theatre on Washington University's campus (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-534-3807 or www.theblackrep.org). $35 to $45..
Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Starts: April 25. Continues through May 3, 2015

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