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EPCC Theater Presents ‘Once on This Island’

El Paso Community College (EPCC) Theater Ensemble will offer its final play of the Summer season with Once on This Island.

Once on This Island is the tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl who falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. When their divided cultures keep them apart, Ti Moune is guided by powerful island gods on a remarkable quest to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

The play is adapted from the book by Lynn Ahrens. Lyrics were written by Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty and directed by EPCC Instructor, Keith Townsend.

The EPCC Performance Studies Program is a multi-disciplinary area composed of students from the fields of Theatre Performance & Production, Speech, Music, Dance, Communications and other behavioral sciences, said Keith Townsend.

“The ultimate goal is to give students the opportunity to build a varied and comprehensive performance, so that when they leave EPCC they can continue their work in Performance Studies at a university of their choice.”

Performances will be held August 24, 25, 26, 31, September 1 and 2 at 8:00 p.m. and August 27 and September 3 at  2:30 p.m. The EPCC Theater Ensemble performs at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum Theater, 9570 Gateway North.

Ticket prices are:

  • General Admission-$15
  • Non-EPCC students and military-$10
  • EPCC students/staff and senior citizens-$7

Tickets are available at the door. The box office opens two hours before each performance.

 

For theater information, call (915) 831-5056. Media may contact Keith Townsend at (915) 637-4029.

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