Once Upon a Mattress
April 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The classic musical, with attitude. Princess Winnifred, ungainly & brash, competes for the hand of Prince Dauntless, who must marry a “true” princess” before anyone else in the kingdom can marry.
Once Upon A Mattress is a golden-age musical based on the famous fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea. Because of her noble birth, the Princess is unable to sleep on a bed of many mattresses when a tiny pea is placed underneath the bottom mattress. The kingdom is an unhappy one. King Sextimus has been struck dumb by a witch’s curse and is condemned not to speak again until “the mouse devours the hawk!” Queen Agravia has assumed power and she talks enough for the whole Royal household. She has decreed that no one in the Kingdom may wed until Prince Dauntless is married to a true princess of Royal blood. So far the Queen has tested the eligibility of eleven applicants and each has failed the almost impossible tests the Queen has devised.