The Prince and the Pauper

By James DeVita

Directed by Cherith Brown

Mark Twain's classic tale of the "big switch" between Tom Canty of the suffering lower class and an unsatisfied young prince Edward in sixteenth century England. The fun and games of the exchange soon become harsh reality when the prince’s guards mistake Edward for the pauper and throw him into the street while Tom is ushered in to handle important stately affairs—which he fumbles through with hilarity and later, poise. Wearing each other’s shoes (literally), the boys discover what it’s like “on the other side,” and it doesn’t take long for each of them to appreciate the life they always knew. What they each learn about the other’s world will illuminate their lives—and yours—forever.

Produced by Wisconsin Heights Players at Mazomanie Community Building, 9 Brodhead St., Mazomanie, WI 53560

Performances: October 24-26, 2008

Performance Times: Friday, October 24 7:00 PM; Saturday, October 25 7:00 PM; Sunday, October 26 1:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $7 per person

Call 608-795-4506 for reservations or more information.

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