Rendezvous Bay

Rendezvous Bay St John USVI
Rendezvous Bay

Rendezvous Bay is the greater bay encompassing, from west to east, Hart, Monte, Klein and Ditleff Bays.

Supposedly, Rendezvous Bay got its name because it was reputed to be a rendezvous location for pirates.

There’s also a shark story about Rendezvous Bay. The story goes that there were two fisherman that often fished in the bay. It was said that they drank a lot and were prone to argue with one another. One day only one fisherman returned from the day’s fishing. He said that his friend had fallen overboard and was eaten by a shark. Whether his story was true or not was never investigated and no body was ever found.

St. John Events

St John School of the Arts
Tomorrow, Tuesday 3/3
7:30 pm

Still Dreaming
Still DreamingWith visiting filmmaker Jilann Spitzmiller
95 – minute documentary

Stretching physical, emotional and mental limits, a group of elderly Broadway actors, musicians and dancers bravely dive into a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and find that nothing is what it seems to be. These former Broadway stars, who reside at the Lillian Booth Actors Home just outside New York City, embark on a journey through the magical play at the urging of the Home’s administrators. The staff of the Home sees this as an opportunity to boost quality of life for the residents. The residents are not so sure.

As the rehearsal process unfolds, the actors find themselves experiencing both the pain and exhilaration of re-immersion in their life’s work amidst the vagaries of old age. At the same time, the troupe’s young co-directors, Ben Steinfeld and Noah Brody of NYC’s celebrated Fiasco Theater, struggle to maintain forward momentum with this over-80 acting ensemble.

Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and even minor issues such as sight and hearing loss create constant crises and obstacles for all involved. As the troupe pushes forward, the play’s themes of perception, reality vs. dreaming, and memory become relevant in sharp relief. Ultimately the performance of the play turns out to be surprising, mysterious and resonant, and a vital reminder of the value of engaging in our dreams no matter the circumstance.

Stay for the discussion with filmmaker Jilann Spitzmiller

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