MOUNT DESERT — “The Princess and the Pauper,” the Acadia Repertory Theatre’s children’s production for the season, will be performed at the Somesville theater every Wednesday and Saturday through Aug. 27 at 10:30 a.m.
In this modern adaptation of the Mark Twain novel by Cheryl Willis, the Princess is a famous pop star and the Pauper is her biggest fan, although she isn’t really a pauper, but a lobsterman’s kid from Tremont with big dreams.
Audiences have come to expect an anarchic, fractured-fairytale style of show from the children’s program, and this one won’t disappoint, with madcap energy, music and a celebration of Acadia National Park’s 100th birthday in the mix. As Willis has said, “The last thing you want at a children’s show is a restless adult!”
Call the box office at 244-7260 or visit www.acadiarep.com.