Fractured fairy tale is enchanting

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Once Upon a Mattress’


YOUR HIGHNESS—The cast has its eye on Haley Ligsay, center, as Princess Winnifred in “Once Upon a Mattress.” Courtesy of Paul Cranmer

“Once Upon a Mattress,” the fractured version of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea,” has been an enduring favorite on the community theater scene since it made its debut nearly 60 years ago.

Young Artists Ensemble’s recent run of the show, Nov. 2 to 18 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, was interrupted by the Borderline ...

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