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Traveling thespians to perform Mark Twain classic at Highland library

The Hampstead Stage Co. will give a performance of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper on Nov. 4 at the Louis Latzer Memorial Library in Highland. It’s a free show. You don’t even need a library card.
The Hampstead Stage Co. will give a performance of Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper on Nov. 4 at the Louis Latzer Memorial Library in Highland. It’s a free show. You don’t even need a library card.

The Hampstead Stage Co., a national professional touring theater company based in Center Barnstead, N.H., will be visiting Highland on Thursday, Nov. 3 to perform their acclaimed show, The Prince and the Pauper.

The show will be in the auditorium at the Louis Latzer Memorial Library, 1001 9th St. in Highland. The curtain drops at from 6:30, and the show should last about an hour.

There will be no tickets sales. The show is totally free.

“You don’t even have to have a library card. Anyone is welcome,” said Angela Kim, Latzer Library director.

The auditorium holds around 75 people.

Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper shows how “the grass is always greener on the other side.” In Hampstead Stage Co.’s comedic adaption, Prince Edward Tudor lives a life of luxury with servants to grant his every wish, while Tom Canty spends his days begging on the streets of London. A simple switch of clothing sets them on a path they never dreamt possible. The prince, mistaken for Tom, is forced to live a pauper’s life, while Tom unwillingly takes on the life of a prince.

The Prince and the Pauper is best suited for audiences ages 5 and up.

Each year, the company performs more than 2,000 shows across the nation in various venues including theaters, schools, libraries, and more. Their interactive educational tours run year-round and are performed by two professional actors, each playing multiple roles. The company was founded over 31 years ago and is dedicated to providing high quality theatre the communities.

For more information, visit hampsteadstage.org.

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