A retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.
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About 75 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes
Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks
10 M | 28 W | 34 Any Gender
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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, The Pauper Princess can also be performed under the following scenarios.
Each royalty you purchase can be used as a Traditional Live Stage Performance. How you choose to use your performance license is up to you! Performances need not all be of the same type so long as the total number of performances given does not exceed the total number of performances ordered.
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It’s a classic story. Two identical-looking people from completely different backgrounds switch places. Rich swaps with poor. Poor swaps with rich.
Add a twist of Elizabethan England and you've got The Pauper Princess – a retelling of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper.
Before Queen Elizabeth ascended the throne, she was just Princess Elizabeth, fending off suitors too old and too fat.
Theresa wears rags and scrounges for food. She’s so desperate she pretends to be a boy so she can be in a play.
When Princess and Pauper come face-to-face, when one becomes the other, when King Henry VIII dies and everyone is vying for the Great Seal of England (and we don’t mean the sea animal) who knows what will happen? Maybe Shakespeare has a clue…
Hilarious characters, fun costumes, it’s Elizabethan England like you've never seen it before. It’s time to Huzzah! And Par-tay!
10 Men, 28 Women, 34 Any Gender
Bucket of rubbish, Apple, Quill and paper, Big powder puff, Cane, Staff, Swaddled baby, Royal regalia, Bouquet of flowers, Silver tray, Bowl of nuts, Stuffed dog, Eye patch, Rope, Handkerchief, Scroll, Sword, Cup, Glasses of wine, Tray of meat, Cleaver, Jug of ale, Dirty cloth, Trunk, Jester’s hat, Skirts and hats, Hat with long, fluffy feathers, Pitcher, Glass, Tapestry throw
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Royalty fees apply to all performances whether or not admission is charged. Any performance in front of an audience (e.g. an invited dress rehearsal) is considered a performance for royalty purposes.