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Thank you for celebrating CCT’s 32nd season with us (September 2016 – June 2017)

ECLIPSED

Award-Winning Play “Eclipsed” Opens at CCT!

Caribbean Community Theatre concludes its 32nd season with Eclipsed, an award-winning play written by Danai Gurira, best known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead TV series.  The production tells the tale of the captive “wives” of a Liberian rebel officer who form a hardscrabble sisterhood.  With wit, compassion, and defiance, this gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances.

There will be seven performances of Eclipsed over three weekends: June 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24, 2017, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, and a Sunday matinee at 4 PM on June 18.  Michelle Greene and Eileen Bishop Des Jardins direct the five women who make up the cast: Lisa J. Charles, Saskia Corke, Anumaat Davis Kahina, Kaila Francis, and Ava Murray.

Eclipsed offers a chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal.  The captives’ lives are set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, but with the arrival of a new girl who can read — and the return of an old one who can fight — their possibilities are quickly transformed. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant survivors ask:  When the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge?

“Riveting…A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit.” —Variety.

“A surprisingly vivacious portrait of … the human impulse to adapt…conveyed with a lovely authority, at times even a whimsicality. [In this] authentic-feeling production, [Danai Gurira’s] tight-knit kinship with these characters comes across as if she shared the stage with them.” —Washington Post.

“Stirring and sobering, and funnier than you’d expect…a deeply felt portrait of women…finding and testing their own strength.” —Washington City Paper.

Tickets are $20 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and CCT members, and may be purchased at the CCT box office prior to each show, or in advance online at www.cct.vi.  This play is not recommended for children under age 16.

All performances will be held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, St. Croix.  CCT is jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  For more information, please call 340-778-1983, or email: eileencct@gmail.com.

CCT — bringing live theater to St.  Croix for 32 years and counting!



2016/2017 Schedule

THE GAME’S AFOOT (or Holmes for the Holidays)

A Comedy by Ken Ludwig; Directed by Michael Baker
Show Dates: November 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2016; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Sunday Matinee: November 13, 2016 at 4 PM

 

INTO THE WOODS – An Award-Winning Musical by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine; Directed by Ruby Des Jardins; Music Direction by Patrick Baron
Show Dates: February 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2017; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Sunday Matinee: February 19, 2017 at 4 PM

 

THE ART OF DINING – an Award-Winning Comedy by Tina Howe
Directed by Charles Jaquays
Show Dates: Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM March 31, April 1, 7 & 8, 2017
with two Sunday matinees at 4 PM on April 2nd and April 9th.

 

CALICO CAT COMPANY PRODUCTION: “FABLED FAIRY FOLKTALES”
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4 PM  (A Show by Kids and for Kids)

 

ONE SLIGHT HITCH – A Comedy by Lewis Black; Directed by Christine Thomas
AUDITIONS: February 15 & 16, 2017, Wednesday & Thursday at 7 PM
Show Dates: May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 2017; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Sunday Matinee: May 14 at 4 PM

 

ECLIPSED – an Award-Winning Play by Danai Gurira
Directed by Eileen Bishop Des Jardins & Michelle Greene
AUDITIONS: April 4 & 5, 2017, Tuesday & Wednesday at 7 PM
Show Dates: June 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 2017; Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM
Sunday Matinee: June 18 at 4 PM

 

OTHER EVENTS AT CCT

TIE YOUR HEART TO MINE on Saturday March 11, 2017 at 8 PM

After-Dinner Dessert Cabaret  March 11, 2017
A CCT FUNdraiser with songs & skits, silent auction, raffle & more

CALICO CAT COMPANY PRODUCTION (A Show by Kids and for Kids)
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4 PM



OUR WISH LIST

CCT welcomes monetary donations as well as:

  • Costume items such as wigs, hats, gloves, suspenders, bow ties, neck ties, vests, belts, jackets, suits, shoes, boots, uniforms
  • Sewing notions: fabric, thread, buttons, needles, pins
  • Old newspapers (New York Times, Wall Street Journal)
  • Paint, paint brushes, rollers, roller pans, buckets
  • Outdoor floor tiles and plumbing for bar
  • Furniture (couches, chairs, stools, tables, trunks, lamps)
  • Playback equipment (television, DVD player, digital notebook/iPad)
  • Gift certificates from Cost-U-Less, K-Mart, Home Depot, Lisa’s Paint Store, Quality Electric, Gallows Bay Hardware, Quality Food.

Contact us at 340-778-1983 or eileencct@gmail.com.



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