Sleeping Beauty

One of the classic playwrights of children’s theatre dramatizes the most charming of fairy tales. This is a play of beautiful imagery telling the age-old story of the lovely princess who was cursed on the day of her christening by an uninvited wicked fairy. The fairy prophesied that on her 16th birthday the princess should prick her finger on a spindle and fall into a deep sleep. She will only be awakened one hundred years later by a prince who is brave enough to fight his way through the wilderness that grows up around the castle. The scene in the tower room, where she pricks her finger, is one of the most poignant in dramatic literature.


Elano, the Queen’s page – Steve Bowen

King – Peter Moody

Queen – Lynne Zimmermann

Ella, the Queen’s Maid-in Waiting – Allison Cheney

Gort, the King’s Attendant – Shaun Rutherford

Una – Ellen Cheney

Freona – Emilie A. Gehrke

Cordia – Pamela Rutherford

Belita – Faye Gabrielse

Frytania – Marilyn L. Zimmermann

Beauty – Gretchen DeSmidt

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Costume Design: Joyce Nery

Crew: Sharon Edens, Jane Sukowaty,

Light Design: Jeanie Kupsch

Sound Design: Steve Krause

Stage Crew: Scott Heck, Wayne Hoogstra, Deb Krause, Steve Krause, Scott Maki, Ken Rohde, Dave Richardson

Cover Art: Bev Nowicki