“South Pacific” at Radburn Players

“South Pacific”
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Joshua Logan
Based on a Novel by James A. Michener

Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French planter, Emile. Nellie learns that the mother of his children was an island native and, unable to turn her back on the prejudices with which she was raised, refuses Emile's proposal of marriage. Meanwhile, the strapping Lt. Joe Cable denies himself the fulfillment of a future with an innocent Tonkinese girl with whom he's fallen in love out of the same fears that haunt Nellie. When Emile is recruited to accompany Joe on a dangerous mission that claims Joe's life, Nellie realizes that life is too short not to seize her own chance for happiness, thus confronting and conquering her prejudices.

Performed by Radburn Players
At Grange Hall
Performances ran
Friday, May 11, 2001 thru Sunday, May 20, 2001

Note: These recording are not of the productions list here, but of Broadway or Hollywood versions.