Communion of Saints School presents 'Once Upon a Mattress' May 8 and 9

Rehearsing for "Once Upon A Mattress" (from left) are: Victoria Skok, Rosie Daher, Devon Cutri, Jenna Gordon, Greta Westrop, Della Daher, Spencer Skok, Bridget Mathias, Maya Jacobs, Elle Warshawsky, Michael Price and Nicholas Bislich.

The Communion of Saints drama program presents "Once Upon a Mattress," May 8 and 9, at 7 p.m. The production is a new twist, set to music, on the age-old tale of a boy whose brother finds him the perfect girl. Enter the meddling mother, the Queen, and the Silent King. The Silent King has much to say, silently of course, while the Queen tries to deter anyone from marrying their son, Prince Dauntless. She has devised many tests that each possible wife must complete; the latest one involves a pea placed under a stack of mattresses. All the while, his brother has found his true love and cannot marry until Dauntless does. Come and see the antics of the cast members as they play these fairy-tale roles.

The production is an ensemble effort, involving more than 50 children in grades K–8. The drama program is among the enrichment programs available to students at Communion of Saints School. Under the direction of Lydia Chenenka, and music director Maria Botti-Lodovico, this is the school’s sixth production.  

Performances will take place in Powers Hall. Admission is $5 for those aged 13 and older, and free for those 12 and under. Baked goods and water will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission.

Communion of Saints School, 2160 Stillman Road (at Cedar Road), was established in 2010 with the merger of four parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland. The school was formerly known as Saint Ann School, established in 1916.

Amy Fischer

Amy Fischer is a member of the School Advisory Committee at Communion of Saints School. For more information call 216-932-4177 or visit

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