‘Prince and Pauper’ coming to Pearland

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“The Prince and the Pauper” is the next production for the Kids’ Backporch Productions in Pearland. The show will run March 2-4 in the Golden Rule Services building at 3801 Liberty Drive in Pearland.

The play, adapted from the book by Mark Twain, is about two boys who look alike, trade places and cause confusion, both comedic and serious. Lessons will be learned when each boy walks in the other’s shoes. The audience will go back in time to 1547 in London to discover timeless truths.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday night March 2-3, and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday March 4.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for both seniors and youth. They can be purchased online at www.kidsbackporchproductions.org or tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before the production at the door.

The production is directed by Ron Solomon. Solomon has been working with children, drama, and puppets for over 30 years. He started at Bonfils Children’s Theater in Denver when he was 12 years old. As an adult he has performed and directed in 5 states. Most recently he has appeared at T.U.T.S. (Theater Under the Stars), The Alley Theater, A.D. Players, and as a soloist for The Houston Symphony.

At Kids’ Backporch Productions, the plays are based on classics in children’s literature and historical events.

Future productions this year will be “A Little Princess,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Shrek the Musical,” and “The Lion King.”

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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