Hamilton High School Drama invites community members to attend “The Prince and the Pauper” Nov. 9 – 11 at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC). Shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
“The Prince and the Pauper” is the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his mother and sister in Offal Court in London, and Prince Edward, the son of King Henry VIII. After the two boys meet at the Palace Gate, they exchange clothes in the Prince’s Quarters and confusion ensues. When the guards discover them, the “pauper” is thrown out of the palace and each boy ends up trapped in the other’s world. From the splendor of the palace to the brutality of lower class London, from a prison to a coronation, the result is the adventure of two lifetimes.
This play is based on the classic novel by American author and master storyteller Mark Twain, best known for “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” This dramatic version was adapted by Anne Coulter Martens.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be purchased at Hamilton High School’s office C, online at the HFAC website www.hamiltonfineartscenter.com or at the HFAC box office 30 minutes before each show. Only cash or checks can be accepted at the ticket window.
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Rd., Sussex.