The Prince & the Pauper

Directed by Laura Barry

Winter 2016

Photos From Our Production

by James DeVita
Mark Twain’s classic tale comes to life onstage, freely and masterfully adapted with dynamic female roles, creative staging and a perfect balance of poignant and hilarious moments.  When Edward Tudor, Prince of Wales, sees poor Tom Canty mistreated by one of his guards, he invites the pauper into the palace for a bite to eat.  After conversing about each other’s lives, the prince suggests they exchange clothing for fun — in Tom’s rags, the prince looks like a “peacock fell in the mud ’n’ froze” while Tom claims the royal regalia is so heavy it’s “like to break me back.”  But the fun and games 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.
Cast Member
Edward Tudor
  Timothy Rose
 Tom Canty
 Sean Lynch
Henry VIII/ John Canty
 Riley Mulroy
 Lady Mary
 Lindsey Patterson
 Lady Jane
 Brenna Hughes
 Lady Elizabeth
 Mia Straccia
 Earl of Hereford
 Colin Wilbur
 Royal Physician/ Miles Hendon
 Ava Straccia
 Anna Hebner
 Bridget Connell
 Anna McCusker
 Jed/ Royal Servant
 Josh Minsky
 German Ambassador/ Royal Dresser
 Emily Tomasetti
 Russian Ambassador/ Royal Dresser
 Jordan Larkin
 French Ambassador/ Lady in Waiting
 Sydney Schultz
 Italian Ambassador/ Lady in Waiting
 Emily Saunders
 Spanish Ambassador/ Ruffian
 Raymond Grinion
 Royal Guard
 Mahoney Cyr
 Royal Guard
 Madison Rizzo
 Host/ Lady in Waiting
 Maryn Cyr
 Man/ City Person
 Rafe Tomasetti
 Ruffian/ Street Urchin
 Lily Mazenkas- O'Grady
Lord/ City Person
 Jack Campbell
 Lord/ Royal Servant
 Jake Minsky