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"Once on this Island"
“Once On This Island” is a one-act musical based on the book “My Love, My Love” by Rosa Guy. Set in the French Antilles in the Caribbean Sea (specifically Haiti), the play includes elements of “Romeo and Juliet” and “The Little Mermaid,” as it tells the story of the star-crossed love between a peasant girl and a wealthy boy. The history of Haiti and its class struggles are explored while their love story is told.
“Once On This Island” will open on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the R. Dean Acheson Theatre on Roeper’s Birmingham campus, located at 1051 Oakland Ave. 7pm. Additional performances will be held throughout the weekend on Friday, February 10th at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 11th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
|Where||Roeper School - Middle/Upper School Campus 1051 Oakland Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–10:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Roeper School - Middle/Upper School Campus
Founded in 1941 by educational pioneers George and Annemarie Roeper, the Roeper School provides an innovative, educational program for gifted children across Detroit.
The middle and upper school campuses moved to Birmingham in 1981, occupying into the old Adams Elementary building off Adams Road. The schools rely on a challenging curriculum based on conceptual and experiential learning. While the middle school caters to students in transition, providing individualized instruction, the upper school focues on core academic subjects, independent study and advanced placement classes.
The Roeper School is a member of the Michigan Independent Athletic Conference, and almost 60 percent of middle and upper school students are involved in sports.
Admission is granted based on IQ tests, strong academic performance and letters of recommendation. The school is tuition based, although financial aid options are available.