Once Upon a Mattress takes stage

Queen Aggravain (Barbara Burgio) and the wizard (David Everett) conspire to create a test that Princess Winifred can’t possibly pass to keep her from marrying Prince Dauntless.

The royal court dances the Spanish Panic at the ball, a ploy by Queen Aggravain to make Princess Winifred fall asleep and fail her test. (Photos submitted)

The Mt. Vernon Community Theatre performed their production of “Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” last weekend at the MARC. In this play, Prince Dauntless hopes to find a princess to marry, but his mother, Queen Aggravain, creates impossible tests for each princess who hopes to marry him, thus keeping him single.


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