The Prince and the Pauper

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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.

 

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Description

Creators
Mark Twain, author
Thomas W. Olson, playwright

 

Details

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

Synopsis

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
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

 

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Script Type

Demo CD with vocals, Hard Copy Perusal, PDF Perusal, Production CD, Sample CD, Study Guide Content, Written Score Hard Copy, Written Score PDF

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