by Mark Twain
Adapted and directed by Josh Carpenter
Original Music and Sound Design by Max Silverman
Quintessence Theatre Group
May 6th - June 3rd, 2018
A young pauper named Tom Canty is beaten by the palace guards for standing too close to the gate. Spying this act of brutality, Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII, stops the guards and invites Tom into the palace for food. Surprised that they look so much alike and share the same birthday, the young boys are curious to experience how the other lives and a game of dress up has the adults confused as to which boy is which. Meanwhile, King Henry VIII dies and the court prepares to crown Tom as the new king. Mark Twain's classic tale of mistaken identity is full of new and unforeseen adventures for both boys as they risk all to find out who they are, what they are worth, and what friendship really means.