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Once on This Island Now Helen Hayes-Recommended

Creative Cauldron’s production of “Once on This Island,” which has its final run of shows this weekend at ArtSpace Falls Church, has earned a recommendation from the Helen Hayes Awards. The show, which was written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy, is directed by Creative Cauldron’s associate artist Matt Conner and is choreographed by Kara-Tameika Watkins.

Walter (Bobby) McCoy is serving as musical director, Margie Jervis is the scenic and costume designer and Joseph Lovins is the lighting designer. The show will feature Tiara Whaley, Ian Anthony Coleman, Daphne Epps, Iyona Blake, Carl Williams, Harrison Lee, Malcolm Lee, Jade Jones and Avia Fields.

The final performances of the show are this Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 31, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, visit