1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Original Version (1963)
The timeless tale of class differences and swapped identities based on the novel by Mark Twain.
The Prince And The Pauper, based on the novel by Mark Twain, is a delightful social satire
centering on Edward, Prince of Wales, and Tom Canty, the son of a
beggar. When a chance
encounter gives them a glimpse of the other's life, the boys take
the opportunity to experience a way of living they'd always envied .
Edward puts on Tom's
worn-out clothes and has a chance at freedom from constantly being
told what to do, while Tom enjoys Edward's luxurious lifestyle. It
clear, however, that neither Edward or Tom know how to behave in
their new environments. Things soon go haywire for both boys, causing
them to switch
back...without forgetting the lessons they've learned.
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"Pacific Overtures" has played in New York City four times: it's original 1976 production, and three revivals: 1984 (The York Theatre, which transferred to the Promenade), 2002 (Lincoln Center - in Japanese!) and 2004 (Roundabout Theatre at Studio 54)