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Once On This Island

Leave it to Staples Players to produce “Romeo and Juliet” — with a Caribbean twist.

“Once on This Island”takes over Toquet Hall this Friday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (5 and 8 p.m.).

It’s an intriguing show — there’s catchy music, great dancing, dynamic characters, amazing costumes, and of course the age-old question:  love or death?

Senior directors Kathryn Durkin and Greg Langstine had to work within the tight confines of Toquet Hall.  It wasn’t easy squeezing a cast of 23 (and an 8-person pit orchestra) on a small stage, then making music and magic happen.

But they did it.  Players always does it.  Check out the sneak peek below:

(Tickets will be sold at Toquet Hall 30 minutes before each show.)