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    Mattresses, peas, and one unhappy kingdom are to be found in Once Upon a Mattress, which will open this weekend at Iroquois Amphitheater.  

    Once Upon a Mattress performances will take place on Aug. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, and 13 at 8 p.m. each night.  Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.  All shows will go on at the Iroquois Amphitheater, located at 1080 Amphitheater Road in Louisville.

    Tickets range in price from $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $10 for seniors.  Tickets can be purchased online at

    Once Upon a Mattress is a take on the Hans Christian Anderson tale The Princess and the Pea.  Queen Aggravian has complete control over an unhappy kingdom due to her husband, King Sextimus, being cursed and stuck without a voice.  Aggravian also tries to keep Prince Dauntless from marrying by having prospective princesses take on her tests, only to fail miserably.  

    Lady Larken and Sir Harry are troubled by the events taking place and seek a possible match for Dauntless.  They ultimately find Winnifred the Woebegone.  Will she be the right one for Dauntless?  Find out at the show.  

    The cast features Susan Crocker, Kate Holland, Robbie Lewis, Katharine Moser, Barb O'Daniel-Munger, Rick O'Daniel-Munger, Gerry Robertson, Jeremy Sapp, and Jared White.  Christopher Gilbert directed Once Upon a Mattress.  

    More information on the show can be found at the Iroquois Amphitheater website.  

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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