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Caribbean Community Theatre

Welcome to CCT’s 36th season of live theatre.

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We look forward to seeing you this season.

Ticket prices for musicals:
$23.00 for Seniors
$25.00 for adult non-members
$20.00 for adult CCT members & non-member college students w/ I.D.s
$15.00 for non-member children/students under age 18
$13.00 for children/student members

Ticket prices for plays: dramas & comedies (non-musicals):
$20.00 for adult non-members
$18.00 for senior non-members
$15.00 for adult CCT members & college students w/ I.D.s
$10.00 for children/students under age 18
$8.00 for member children/students under age 18

Books of six (6) tickets: $85.00 (sold to CCT members only) These discounted tickets can only be used for plays (not for musicals)

Open Auditions

Male Actors Needed Be part of the play see all open auditions here.

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For the final production of its 36th season, CCT presents August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson – Winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. There are only six chances to catch this award-winning play over two weekends. Show dates are July 9-10 and 16-17, 2021, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, with two Sunday matinees on July 11 & 18 at 4 PM.

Lionel Downer directs the cast of The Piano Lesson: Marley Cassius, Lionel Downer, Walt Frazier III, Dr. Trisha Harris, Allem Harry, Jonelle-Alexis Jackson, John L. Moorhead, and Kelvin Vidale.

The Piano Lesson is a 1987 play by American playwright August Wilson. A Romare Bearden painting, The Piano Lesson, inspired Wilson to write this play featuring a strong female character to confront African American history, paralleling Troy in Wilson’s earlier play, Fences. Set in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1936 during the aftermath of the Great Depression, The Piano Lesson follows the lives of the Charles family in the Doaker Charles household centering around an heirloom family piano—hand carved by an enslaved ancestor depicting the likeness of members of the Charles’s family tree.

The play focuses on the arguments between a brother and a sister who have different ideas on what to do with the piano. The brother, Boy Willie, is a sharecropper who wants to sell the piano to buy the land where his ancestors toiled as slaves. The sister, Berniece, remains emphatic about keeping the piano in the family

“The Piano Lesson is many lessons all packed into one collection of people, who, like all of us, possess magic and secrets, shining gifts and shameful memories, extraordinary moments and daily deeds. They are raw and ragged. They are wistful and practical. They scratch at the ties that bind them and provide balm when the ties chaff to the point of drawing blood.” –Tulis McCall, newyorktheatreguide.com

Tickets are $20 for adults, with discounts for seniors, students and CCT members, and may be purchased (for cash only) at the CCT box office prior to each show, which opens 45 minutes before curtain. This play is not recommended for children under age 13. All performances are held at the Caribbean Community Theatre at #18 Estate Orange Grove in Christiansted, St. Croix.

Masks are required for entry into CCT. As permitted by the posted guidelines, CCT’s seating capacity has been reduced. Please cooperate in our continued attempts to stay safe and healthy by washing your hands and practice social distancing.

CCT utilizes a HVAC air cooling system which delivers sterilized, HEPA-filtered outside air directly into the auditorium at a rate that forces the inside air to be expelled through roof vents; delivering fresh, clean, germ-free air to the building every two minutes.

CCT productions are jointly supported by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This production is also co-sponsored by Belle Sorelle Beauty Bar, Marshall & Sterling Insurance, OTL Mechanical, Pinnacle Services, LLC, ProHealth Urgent Care, Team Consultants, Vacation St. Croix, Caledonia Communication Corporation, and MOMosa Monday on WSTX AM 970

For more information, email: eileencct@gmail.com

CCT — bringing live theater to St. Croix for 36 years and counting!

Caribbean Community Theatre, PO Box 25793, Christiansted, VI 00824

Telephone: 340-778-1983 or 718-4229 · Email: eileencct@gmail.com · Website: www.cct.vi

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Wish List

CCT welcomes monetary donations as well as:

  • Costume items such as wigs, hats, gloves, suspenders, bow ties, neckties, 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 the 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.

CCT has been fortunate in having many generous friends and sponsors over the 33 years we have been serving the St. Croix community. Each year we face the possibility that the new season may be our last, so donations from our friends are critical.

 

Donations are always welcome!

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At this time of gift giving, we ask that you add a donation to CCT to your budget. Your financial contribution helps us bring high-quality, affordable productions to our audiences. We are proud of the many wonderful shows that have been performed at CCT since our first season in 1985, and in particular our musical productions, which in recent years have
included 9 to 5 – The Dolly Parton Musical, Cabaret, Crowns, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Into the Woods, Smokey Joe’s Café, and RENT.

You may choose to support a particular production, or donate money for our scholarship fund to help pay the tuition for students in our Calico Cat Company – CCT’s after-school children’s theater program. Let us know if you prefer that we use your donation for ongoing costs such as electricity, rent, music director fee, show royalties, printing and advertising, costumes and props.

CCT Theater, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID #66-0535808), d/b/a Caribbean Community Theatre.
Your contributions are tax deductible. To find out more about how you can help, please email eileencct@gmail.com or
call 340-778-1983.

Ways To Help

WE ALWAYS NEED VOLUNTEERS: If you don’t feel comfortable on stage, there are still lots of areas where you could help…set designing, painting, carpentry, costumes, makeup, membership table, box office – and that’s only a few!

Audition

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Sponsorship

Learn about becoming a sponsor and all the additional benefits and perks.

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Calico Cat

Students taught by experienced artists & teachers and perform on CCT’s stage.

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Theater Greeters

Welcome our CCT guests into the theater with your bubbling and happy personality.

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Passionate Directors & Producers

 

Eileen Bishop Des Jardins

Born, raised & educated on St. Croix, Eileen has worked on CCT productions for more than 28 years – onstage and behind the scenes. She has served on the CCT Board of Directors for over 20 years, and is currently CCT’s Managing Producer

Michael Armendariz

Michael has been an active member of CCT since 1998, both on stage and behind the scenes, serving on the Board, co-directing plays and fundraisers. He has appeared in numerous CCT productions over the years

Debby Babb

Directed The Odd Couple, Cheatin’, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Boys Next Door, Dearly Departed, and The Lone Star Love Potion for CCT. She is the owner of the store “mi tierra” in Christiansted

Annaly Babb-Guerra

Born and raised on St. Croix and first became involved with CCT in 1987, when she was part of the original Calico Cat Company. Annaly has taught and directed plays and musicals at Country Day School

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