Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"Once Upon a Mattress"

Salt Lake Shakespeare
June 21 - July 7
Directed by David Schmidt
Set Design: Kevin Dudley, Lighting Design: Ethan Olsen, Sound Design: Jennifer Jackson

Princess Fred (Jessa Brock) and Prince Dauntless (John Yerke)
King Sextimus (Brian Mantarnach), Queen Aggravain (Shalee Schmidt), and Prince Dauntless

Jester (Greg Neff), King Sextimus, and the Minstrel (Keeley McCormick)

The Nightingale of Samarkand (Arielle Schmidt)

Sir Harry (Taylor Smith) and Lady Larkin (Jamie Urry)

Jester and the wenches (Jessie Turner and Brinnah Schmidt_

The wizard (Eric McGraw) and the Queen plotting away

Princess Fred (Brock) straight from the swamps

Photos by Alex Weisman (http://www.icewolfphotography.com/Theater/slshakes/Once-Upon-a-Mattress/)


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  2. Hello!
    I'm directing a production of Once Upon a Mattress and found this blog while looking for some set design inspiration! I was curious as to your involvement and memory of this show as I see that it was three years ago. I was excited to see the minstrel cast as a female as we have done the same thing. We have just begun rehearsal but we're trying to figure out how to play the Minstrel's flirtatious lines to Lady Larken, and we're assuming we can make it mostly a friendly, "feminist" sort of "encouragement." Do you recall how this production handled that? Also, I love the costuming of the Nightingale! Great inspiration--thanks!

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