The 2018-19 Mainstage Season Series at William Woods University will conclude this week with a production of the children's tale "Sir Slob and the Princess." The opening performance of the play will take place Thursday at Dulany Auditorium on the WWU campus.
The play tells the story of how a kitchen scullion wins the heart of the beautiful Princess Rosebud. The king has decided it is time for his daughter to marry. After setting a test himself, which all the prospective suitors easily pass, he puts the problem in the hands of the magician. The test becomes so difficult that nobody wants to try it. Nobody except Sir Slob, who goes off into the woods with his talking horse and encounters many dangers. Through ignorance, sheer luck and an honest nature, Sir Slob pratfalls his way past dangers and stumbles over all obstacles to win the hand of the princess.
Performances for Sir Slob and the Princess will take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, all in Dulany Auditorium. The play is intended for audiences of all ages.
Ticket prices vary: $11 for adults, $8 for WWU faculty and staff, and $7 for seniors (62+). Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.williamwoods.edu/mainstage, or call 573-592-4267.