The central Pacific Ocean was colonized by some of the greatest Navigators of all time, the Polynesians. The Polynesian triangle is defined by Hawaii, New Zealand & Easter Island, and includes Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti & the Marquesas.
Originally contacted by Captain James Cook during his three voyages to the region and the location of the Mutiny on the Bounty, fascinating stories abound from the region. The origins and unique culture of the Polynesians will be described, including their customs, ceremonies, food, & materials. Finally, the dramatic effect of European & American contact & occupation on the population and culture of the Polynesians will be revealed.
4:00 pm April 20, 2016
Audubon Nature Center
Celery Fields, 999 Center Rd & Palmer Blvd, Sarasota
A Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet will follow immediately after the presentationat the same location.
SARASOTA SISTER CITIES and THE FLORIDA STUDIO THEATER
WELCOMES STUDENT PLAYWRIGHTS
The City of Sarasota will welcome students from Sarasota Sister Cities who won a playwriting competition connected to the Florida Studio Theatre. The Florida Studio Theatre accepts plays written by students from all over the United States plus Sarasota’s Sister Cities. The winning plays are performed by The Florida Studio.
The students’ plays will be performed Saturday, May 21, 2016. More information will be provided shortly.
Sarasta Mayor Suzanne Atwell meets with the Young Playwrights group.
Sarasota Sister Cities viewed a number of plays written by students, including students from our Sister Cities of Tel Mond, Israel, Vladimir, Russia, and Dunfermline, Scotland. The young playwrights from Tel Mond and Dunfermline were in Sarasota and signed autographs. The cast and creative director provided outstanding performances.