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Illustration by Amelia Nachreiner.

The Prince and the Pauper

Mark Twain, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright


84 pgs. 5 female, 18 male +ensemble
Originally produced in CTC’s 1997-1998 season
Audience Recommendation: 6+


Tom, a pauper, and Edward, the crown prince of England, come face to face. The similarities in their looks lead them to start a fanciful adventure of trading places. Tom experiences the magnificent lifestyle of royalty, while Edward discovers the daily struggles of the poor. But the temporary switch continues and each boy finds himself trapped in a life that does not belong to them.

“Thomas W. Olson’s stage adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story is both compelling and meaningful.” – Pulse of the Twin Cities

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
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