Mason School of Theater

A Concert Presentation of: Once Upon a Mattress

deLaski Performing Arts Building, A105, TheatreSpace, Fairfax Campus

26 - 28

Music by Mary Rodgers

Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer

Lyrics by Marshall Barer

Directed by Erin Gardiner

Musical Direction by Joe Walsh

April 26*, 27 at 8 p.m.

April 28 † at 2 p.m.

* ASL Interpreted (ASL) † Audio Described

Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar?

Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.

$20 adult; $10 student, staff, senior, and group