Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” at New Britain Youth Theater

The New Britain Youth Theater‘s next production on stage is Mark Twain classic “The Prince and the Pauper”, with a theatrical twist.

As the New Britain Youth Theater describes the Play,

In the play, when a group of neighborhood girls and boys visit Twain at home, he narrates and passes out parts, and the children act out his story of the Tudor prince and a look-alike peasant who change clothes and lives in sixteenth century England. Happening alongside this action, Twain meets with a writer who he had selected to take dictation as Twain recalls the events of his life for his autobiography.

New Britain Youth Theater production of the play, adapted by R. Rex Stephenson, stars twenty-three children ages 8 through 15 from throughout Connecticut, and local actor John Peifer, known for his work at New Britain’s Hole in the Wall Theater, stars as Mark Twain. The performance is directed by Rae Johnson, and a crew of three teenagers provide assistance backstage.

“The Prince and the Pauper” is appropriate for audiences of all ages and will be performed at Holmes Elementary School, at 2150 Stanley Street.

Performances are,

  • Friday, May 5 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 6, at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 pm

Ticket prices are $13 for adults and $11 for children, students, and seniors. Tickets may be reserved by calling New Britain Youth Theater at 860-515-8115 or may be purchased online at