Upsala Drama Club
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Upsala Drama Club

Upsala High School, Upsala MN

Once Upon A MattressOnce Upon A Mattress

By Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer, Dean Fuller

Performed in the 2001-02 school year

Due to an unhappy curse, King Sextimus is unable to speak. Meanwhile, his terror of a wife, Queen Aggravian, has taken over control of the kingdom. Most importantly, in an attempt to keep Prince Dauntless single, she has decreed that only the princess that can pass her test may marry her son. Further, no one else in the kingdom may marry until Prince Dauntless does. Lady Larken and Sir Harry are extremely disturbed by this fact since Lady Larken is now pregnant with Sir Harry's baby. Luckily, Sir Harry is able to find an amazing princess, Winnifred the Woebegone. She instantly catches the attention of Prince Dauntless, and in the end, is able to pass the Queen's supposedly impassable sensitivity test. When the Queen still tries to prevent the Prince Dauntless from marrying, he tells her to 'shut up' which ends up breaking the curse on the king. Now able to speak, King Sextimus regains his rightful position as leader of the kingdom, and all is well.

Princess Winnifred: Mary Jo Koopmeiners
Queen Aggravain: Sandy Trettel
Prince Dauntless: Thomas Schneider
King Sextimus: Adam Gapinski
Lady Larken: Sara Gunderson
Sir Harry: Rich Boeckermann
Jester: Mary Gerth
Minstrel: Crystal Dietrich
Wizard: Randy Fleishhacker
Princess 12: Amanda Scholz
Lady Rowena: Kara Koczur
Lady Merrill: Jacquie Theisen
Lady Lucille: Janice Ripplinger
Lady H: Pam Evens
Knight: Matt Voss
Knight: Adam Pangrac
Knight: Andy Benson
Knight: Brent Pepin
Lady: Marie Benson
Lady: Brooke Johnson
Lady: Amy Gunderson
Lady: Jenni Koester
Lady: Terry Wielenberg
Lady: Iris Westman
Lady: Kara Gerads
Lady: Janel Scholz
Once Upon A Mattress
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