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Ti-Jean and His Brothers by Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott

In Derek Walcott’s Ti-Jean and His Brothers, a folk tale lush with Caribbean rhythms and smatterings of Creole, the Devil challenges Ti-Jean and his brothers to a duel: if the Old Man can make them angry, he’ll devour them; if they can incite his wrath, he’ll make them wealthy. The play puckishly explores the effects of colonization on Caribbean identity as Gros-Jean with his powerful arm, Mi-Jean with his books, and Ti-Jean, the youngest, “useless as a bone,” play a dangerous game with the Devil-disguised-as-Planter.

Ti-Jean and His Brothers ran March 22-24 and 29-31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theater.

Director: Heidi Winters Vogel
Stage Manager: Pam Mandigo
Cast:
Mother - Katharine Baker
Mi Jean - Michael Heatwole
Ti Jean - Emily Hertzler
Firefly - Junior Kamandua
Devil, Old Man, Planter - Kevin Ressler
Bolom - Patrick Ressler
Gros Jean - Mary Sodano
Frog - Elizabeth Syre
Cricket - Blanche Van Dyck
Bird - Kristi Wenger

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