Pumpkin Theatre’s 2nd production in their 46th season is The Princess and the Pea, the classic story that gently teaches that it’s not a good idea to judge a book by it’s cover and that love and friendship comes in many different packages.
All of this action looks great, thanks to a great production team.
The King and Queen have been strongly encouraging the prince to find a princess to marry, but, of course, Prince Erik can not find a princess who is as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. In this production, Prince Erik and his best friend, a green troll named Gustaf (played by the always delightful and talented Holly Gibbs) just returned from a three-year-long journey across the world to find the perfect princess. So when Princess Astrid (played by a charming Vanessa Kinzey) first arrives, the royal family has their doubts that she is the princess she claims to be.
The pea becomes the last test Princess Astrid must endure to prove her noble blood and marry the now-smitten Prince Erik. Princess Astrid must also contend with the evil court attendant (played by William Falk), who is willing to do whatever dastardly deeds necessary to thwart the love growing between the prince and the princess. All of this action looks great, thanks to a great production team. Ryan Michael Haase, Set Designer, uses a little magic of his own with a revolving stage, and Wil E. Crowther’s costume designs are rich and inventive. And there is singing and music too. My daughter said the music was her favorite part.
Will love, royal heritage and a green-faced troll win out over evil? Will the Prince Erik and Princess Astrid live happily ever after? Don’t miss the Pumpkin Theatre’s production of The Princess and the Pea to find out.
Running Time: Approximately 50 minutes with no intermission.
The Princess and the Pea runs through December 22, 2013 at The Pumpkin Theatre, Har Sinai Congregation, 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. For tickets and more information click here.