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EIU Theatre Arts to Present New Twist on 'Princess and the Pea'


The Eastern Illinois University theatre arts department's commedia dell’arte adaptation of the classic "Princess and the Pea" breathes new life and energy into an old story.

The play, written by renowned children’s playwright Lane Riosley, will be staged for two public performances, 2 p.m. April 4-5 in The Theatre, Doudna Fine Arts Center. All seats are $5. Seating is open.

It will also be performed for area schools April 6-9. The production is directed by John Oertling, department chair.

To purchase tickets or to arrange accommodations for persons with special needs, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services at 217-581-3110 or, or visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office.

The Doudna is located one block west of Ninth Street at Garfield Avenue on the EIU campus. Free parking is available in any of the university lots at the corner of Ninth and Garfield and immediately south of the center.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is a division of the EIU College of Arts and Humanities. For more information, please see



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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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