Once Upon a Mattress
Music by Mary Rogers; Lyrics by Marshall Barer; Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Directed by Sarah Karlen
If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise!
Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless
the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach
the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless
night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic,
this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some
side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.
Produced by Oregon Straw Hat Players at the Oregon Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Parkway, Oregon
Performances: August 1-8, 2009
Performance Times: Saturday, August 1, 2009, 8 pm Sunday, August 2, 2009, 2 pm Thursday, August 6, 2009, 8 pm Friday, August 7, 2009, 8 pm Saturday, August 8, 2009, 2 and 8 pm
Ticket Prices: All tickets $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Advance tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com
Call 835-9126 or go to www.oshponline.org for more information.