CENTER PLAYERS COMMUNITY THEATRE
Every season, The Center Players Community Theatre produces at least one musical production. For the fall of 2017, Center Players' choice was Once Upon a Mattress. The show is a cheeky retelling of the princess and the pea, with a very unexpected kind of princess. With that in mind, the director was very clear about having a poster design that reflected an unconventionally rumpled and patchy princess.
With the appearance of the real actress in mind, I chose to model her likeness on the final artwork. And considering almost everyone knows the fairy tale story, I also decided to use fairly conventional imagery. What would the story be without the princess, a tall stack of mattresses, and a tiny hidden green pea? Given the time period, I also modeled a background pattern after a traditional medieval pattern--the thistle.
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