Final weekend performances for ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ July 25 – 29

Now in its sixth season, Two Rivers Community Theatre is excited to bring you Mary Rodgers’ “Once Upon a Mattress.” Based on the fairytale The Princess and the Pea, this fairytale gets turned sideways with many funny, new twists.

Queen & Dauntless — Marian Bender (St. Cloud) and Jon Legg (Sartell)

The final performances of “Once Upon a Mattress” will be held July 25 – 29 in the air-conditioned Sauk Rapids-Rice High School Performing Arts Center.

In this hilarious tweaking of the fairy tale, The Princess and the Pea, Queen Aggravain has ruled that no one may marry until her son, Prince Dauntless marries. However, she has managed to sabotage every princess that comes along. When Sir Harry and Lady Larken learn that they are going to be parents, wed or not, he goes off to the swamps and brings back Princess Winnifred (“Fred” to her friends).

The queen is horrified and immediately begins to scheme, but Winnifred, with some help from Sir Harry, the King, and the Jester, isn’t going to be quite so easy to get rid of.  For those who enjoyed the movie “Shrek,” this is written in a similar style with something for everyone. It is a family-friendly show lasting about two hours and 15 minutes with an intermission.

For show times and tickets, visit or call (320) 258-1572.