PFW theater department presents “Once Upon a Mattress”


FORT WAYNE — Purdue University Fort Wayne’s theater department will present “Once Upon a Mattress” at eight shows in February and March at the Williams Theatre.

Audiences who thought they knew the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” are in for an eye-opening surprise as the disheveled Princess Winnifred the Woebegone and soon-to-be husband Prince Dauntless the Drab are not your typical royalty.

The prince’s mother, Queen Aggravain is determined to shut this wedding down while the ladies-in-waiting of the court need the prince to marry first so they can tie the know.

Carried along on a wave of vaudeville turns, sprightly dancing, insinuating jokes and raucous and romantic songs, Once Upon a Mattress provides non-stop, side-splitting shenanigans.

Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer
Directed by Craig A. Humphrey
Musical Direction by Holly Knott

Once Upon a Mattress

When: 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 23, 28, Mar. 1 and 2.; and 2 p.m. Feb. 24
Where: Williams Theatre
$5 Purdue FW Students/ High School Students/Children Under 18
$18 Adults
$16 Seniors/Faculty/Staff/Alumni
$14 Groups of 10 or More
$14 Other College students with ID

Purchase tickets online:
Purchase tickets by phone: (260) 481-6555
Purchase tickets in person: 12:30-6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, box office located in the Gates Athletic Center Room 126

Patrons are encouraged to call in advance to reserve their tickets. Please arrive early. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management or at intermission.