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The Blind King and the Sleeping Queen
Written by Stephen Stearns and Peter Amidon
Directed by Stephen Stearns and Doran Hamm
Thanks to our sponsor Brattleboro Savings and Loan.
The “Blind King and the Sleeping Queen” is a comic, satirical story about power, greed, honesty, flattery, deception, egotism, modesty, and courage.
The King of Spain has everything he could possibly ever want: wealth, power, a life of ease and comfort. Then, suddenly, an unknown virus strikes him blind.
In hopes of gaining their father’s favor and riches for themselves, his children, one by one, set out on an odyssey journey to find the cure that will restore his eyesight. Simple enough, but not so fast. Not only are the ancient seas around Spain infested with savage serpents, blood thirsty pirates and the ever-present chance of falling off the edge of the world, but the “Isle of Buda” has all the worldly pleasures any teenager could ever want.
One by one, the children fall into the seductive trap of Buda’s exotic disco, never to return to Spain. At long last, the king’s youngest child, Andrew, sets off to find his siblings and the cure for his father, the “Water of Life”. Through many adventures and comic disasters, Andrew gains the trust and cooperation of a Pirate Queen, a Wizard and Ship Captain in finding the “Magic Water”. Escaping certain death, Andrew arrives on the Island of the Sleeping Queen, only to go blind himself. From there things begin to get really bad. Will our hero, Andrew, succeed in finding a cure for his father’s blindness? Will his brother and sister help him? Will he become trapped at the seductive disco? Will the Sleeping Queen ever escape from the “sleeping sickness curse” cast upon her kingdom by the wicked witch, Morgana Le Fey?
The “Blind King and the Sleeping Queen” is a romping, comic adventure of love, romance, danger, intrigue, trust and disloyalty. It is very instructive for all audiences, especially young audiences, with the moral, “as ye sow, so shall ye reap”. The original script by director, Stephen Stearns, together with the gorgeous songs composed by Peter Amidon, combine to deliver a heart throbbing, magical evening for all ages.
Performances: April 8-17
Friday, April 8, 7pm
Saturday, April 9 at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, April 10 at 2pm
Thursday, April 14 at 7pm
there is no performance Friday, April 15
Saturday, April 16, at 2pm and 7pm
Sunday, April 17 at 2pm
Tickets: $13 Adult, $12 Senior, $10 Student