The Prince and the Pauper

May 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Quintessence Theatre Group
7137 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
United States

Opening Night

A young pauper named Tom Canty is beaten by the Palace Guards for standing to close the palace gate. Seeing this, Prince Edward stops the guards and invites Tom into the palace for food. Surprised that they look so much alike and share the same birthday, the young boys are eager to see how the other lives so they decide to change their clothes and switch lives temporarily, Meanwhile King Henry VIII of England dies and the court prepares to coronate Tom as their new king. Mark Twain’s classic tale of mistaken identity is full of wild adventures for both boys as they risk all to find out who they are, what they are worth and what friendship really is.