• Walter Albrecht

    on July 5, 2012

    Thank you for scanning and sharing your photos. I was a freshman and remembered seeing the play "Once Upon a Mattress".

  • Alan Showe

    on September 10, 2011

    What a delightful surprise to come across these images from 40 years ago. We all looked so young. In viewing the photos many memories of those years at Loomis Chaffee come back to life, some good, some bad. The photos containing Toby Fales were particularly poignant as he was a close friend and passed away just a few short years after graduating from U of Penn. I have no idea when these were originally posted but how great to find the photos.
    As the song goes . . "Thanks for the memories"!

  • Merle

    on August 5, 2011

    Once Upon A Mattress ran from May 11-14, 1971. It was an experience unlike any we'd seen in our young lives: it showed us that we had the power to make a profound impact in the world. We knew at the time that we had put on a great show. After a lifetime of watching theater, I now know that many of us performed as well as top professionals. At least two of our cast members indeed became successful performers. One of them, Suzy (Rothfield) Thompson, told me recently "You know why we were so great? It's because we were fearless." As I looked at these pictures, the first and most vivid images that came to me were those of my 17-year-old son and my 16-year-old daughter holding audiences spellbound in their own high school performances. Talent is all around us, not just among the famous. We couldn't do much better than working to give more young people opportunities like this.

  • Paul Murphy

    on August 3, 2011

    I think that is Dorsey McConnell in the play pictures 14 with Bill Baxter, 20 and 36.

  • Paul Murphy

    on August 3, 2011

    Wow, this is cool. I'm pretty sure that is Alan Sandler in the red outfit in picture 1 and many of the One Upon A Mattress photos, and the red haired Irish guy in picture 20, 36 etc' s name is on the tip of my tongue for now. Jim Ford with his flute in picture 33. Tougaloo is watching you Jim. I think it is Mr Tzeuchler (sp.)in picture 58. maybe Mike Lederman in the center of picture 62, brown sweater, and definitely Jim Kingston along with Terry Fisher in picture 84.

    Now if I could only figure out why I came into this room.

    Thanks for the memories Rick.

  • James Ford

    on August 3, 2011

    Memories! I was in the orchestra pit!

  • Brad

    on August 2, 2011

    A few names -- #64, Joel Sandulli (history), student, Sam Pierson (English, wrestling coach); #83, Hobart Taylor on the left; #86, Sandulli; #87, Bill Bernhart ?; #88 Sandulli; #129, student in plaid jacket is Rich Raymond

  • Sue Cole

    on August 2, 2011

    I see my dear friend Toby Fales

  • Karen Bradley

    on August 2, 2011

    this gallery is from the production of "Once Upon a Mattress", sometime Fall 1970 or Spring 1971. I was the unacknowledged stage left out of the official program! The King was Alan Shor (sp?), the princess = Merle Kummer, queen = Cathy Owen. Will fill more in when I remember. court jester = Jamie Widdoes.

  • Rick Otis

    on July 31, 2011

    Lynn - note that there are 10 pages of photos with stuff other than The Princess and the Pea.