Once Upon a Mattress


Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:00PM
Culbreth Theatre

Once Upon a Mattress





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Once Upon a Mattress


Performed in the Culbreth Theatre, on Grounds at UVA

Part of the 2019-20 Department of Drama season

If you thought you knew the story of The Princess and The Pea, prepare for a definitely-not-classic surprise of songs and shenanigans. This irreverent musical spin on Hans Christian Anderson’s tale features a muscular moat-swimming princess who goes to herculean lengths to win the hand of Prince Dauntless. Everyone in the court (forbidden to wed until the prince is married off), is anxious for a successful royal match. Everyone, that is, except the evil overbearing queen mother unwilling to cut the imperial apron strings. (Mature Content)