The Prince & the Pauper

By Mark Twain

Directed by Renaye Leach

Mark Twain's tale of mayhem and mischief erupts when a poor boy and a prince exchange places and step into the shoes of one another. PlayTime Productions magically transposes the classic tale of The Prince & the Pauper at 16 Dane County venues this fall (see schedule below) at a very low cost for the entire family.

The noted Dane County children’s traveling theatre brings The Prince & the Pauper, a story based on the life of Edward VI, the last Tudor King of England, to life. Come see what unfolds in PlayTime’s adaptation of the story for the children’s stage accompanied by an original musical score.

The play retells Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, an 1881 book about a young beggar who switches places with a prince. The story is based on the life of a real person, the last Tudor King from England, Edward VI. The production will be developed to reflect the time period when Edward lived, 1537-1553. As the story unfolds, the prince and pauper encounter a group of ruffian beggars, an entourage of court attendants, and a mysterious hermit. The tale encourages an empathetic stance as the boys literally walk a mile in each other’s shoes, fostering understanding, care, and concern for others, still needed in our modern times.

Produced by PlayTime Productions at 16 venues in Dane County,

Performances: November 3 - December 8, 2018

Performance Times:
See below

Ticket Prices: see below

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Remaining Show dates

Warner Park Community Recreation Center--$1. suggested donation Friday, November 16 at 7:00

Monona Grove High School--$5. per person/$20. per family
Saturday, November 17 at 7:30
PTP Benefit Family Fun Activities start at 6:30

Waunakee Library at the High School--goodwill offering
Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30

Mt. Horeb PTO at the High School--$2.50 donation at the door Friday, November 30 at 7:00

Madison Public Library – Central Library - Community Room --free Saturday, December 1 at 1:00

Barrymore Theatre--$3.00 suggested donation
Sunday, December 2 at 6:00

Belleville 4K & PTO at the High School--$2. suggested donation Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30

Overture Center for the Arts Promenade Hall--$3.00 suggested donation Friday, December 7 at 6:30

Stoughton Opera House--$5. per family
Saturday, December 8 at 1:00