The Princess & The Pauper—A Bollywood Tale


Set in long ago India, this Bollywood-inspired adaptation of the classic Mark Twain novel shows how the common people work long hours to support the luxurious lifestyle of those in the palace. As a corrupt Wazir plots to steal the throne from the Sultan’s heirs, a spoiled Princess Razia forces a shy dressmaker’s daughter, Zainab, to exchange places with her. Razia gradually discovers how unfairly the people are treated, and resolves to become a just leader. But, can she expose the Wazir’s villainy before he is crowned? In a madcap finale, Razia, Zainab, and all of the people of Dehli rise up to crash the coronation.

Presented by Imagination Stage

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
75 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$10 - $35

Discount Tickets Available Available each Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the following week’s performances. Must be purchased through the Box Office. Call early; limited tickets available

Box Office Phone: 301-280-1660

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/10/2018 - 03/18/2018
Sunday 01:30pm04:00pm-
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Saturday 01:30pm04:00pm-
Important Dates


  • 03/18/2018 - 4:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/18/2018 - 1:30pm
Performer Role
Anjna Swaminathan Razia/Ghost
Alexandra M Palting Rani
Sarah Corey Hema
Emily Madden Fatima (Ayah)
Jimmy Mavrikes Wazir
Jordan Moral Nassim
Nora Achrati Zoya
Production Personnel
Anu Yadav
Janet Stanford
Costume Designer
Kristen Ahrens
Set Designer
Emily Lotz
Sound Designer
Matt Otto
Tehreema Mitha
Musical Director
Deborah Jacobson
Lighting Designer
Christopher Brusberg
Ashwin Subramanian
Adapted From
Inspired by the Mark Twain classic
Projections/Media Designer
Alexandra Kelly Colburn


Imagination Stage- Lerner Family Theatre
4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

Getting There

  • Bethesda (Red Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Free public garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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