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The Princess and the Pea

Apr 2–20
Barter's Smith Theatre

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Adapted from Hans Christian Andersen by Catherine Bush

The Queen wants her son, Prince Harold, to marry, but Harold has yet to find a princess whom he can love. Then the beautiful maiden Marigold appears at the castle door, and Harold realizes he has met his match. But can Marigold pass the Queen’s test and detect the pea placed under her mattress? Will she be able to prove to the world that she is truly a princess?

Please Note: A Sensory Friendly Performance of this production will be available on April 8 at 7:00pm. Click here for more information on Sensory Friendly Performances at Barter.

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Cast & Credits


Libby Zabit: Marigold/Villager

Tyler Cramer: Prince Harold

Zoë Velling: Mother Hubbard/Queen Margaret/Villager

Phillip Rast: Gerry/El Gigantico/Peasant

Jake Dailey: Ned Kelly/Ellington/Baldric/Villager/Peasant

Garrett T. Houston: Billy/Baker/Peasant


Director: Barrett Guyton

Set Designer: Derek Smith

Costume Designer: Sydney de Briel

Props Designer: Megan Pressley

Sound Designers: Barrett Guyton/Matt Green

Lighting Designer: Mackenzie Mulligan

Fight Choreographer: Justin Tyler Lewis

Fight Captain: Jake Dailey

Stage Manager: Sarah Buck

Associate Director of the Barter Players: Sarah Van Deusen

Associate Artistic Director of the Barter Players: Barrett Guyton

Artistic Director of the Barter Players: Katy Brown

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