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Motlow State theatre students present "Once Upon a Mattress" April 14-16

Once Upon A Matress Cast

LYNCHBURG, TN (Apr. 11, 2016) — Motlow State Community College theatre students will present a musical comedy, "Once Upon a Mattress", beginning Thurs., Apr. 14, in Powers Auditorium inside Eoff Hall on the Moore County campus.

The play is an adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea", and will run Apr. 14, 15, and 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.

"Once Upon a Mattress" was first written as a shorter play, and later was expanded for the Broadway stage. The original production first opened on May 11, 1959, as an off-Broadway play and then later had an extended run in Broadway theaters. It marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV personality Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred.

The show will be performed with permission from the Rogers and Hammerstein Organization, with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer.

Cast members for the Motlow production include: Aaron Gaines, Ashley Reece, Christy Craig, Kurt Krauss, Sarah Olson, Megan Bearden, Ryan Springer, Thomas Heath, Moody Qattea, Drew Neely, Henry Greer, Chad Lynch, Amanda Walker, Jeanna Pattilo, Lebron Hill, Brianna Blankenship, Angel Jones, and Mikayla Mochow.

The production is directed by Emily Seal, assistant professor of speech and theatre, with support from Bethany Farris, sound board operator, and Lisa Lattimer, light board operator. The music director is Dr. David Bethea, assistant professor of music, and the set designer is Kurt Krauss.

For reserved seating and additional information, contact Bobbie Underwood at, or 931-393-1700.