Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., will welcome back the Hampstead Stage Company for a performance of “The Prince and the Pauper” Saturday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m.

This theater group has performed at the library several times and always to a packed audience of both adults and children, so the library advises the community to plan to arrive early and be ready to be thrilled.

Mark Twain’s “The Prince and the Pauper” demonstrates how “the grass is always greener on the other side.” In this comedic tale, Prince Edward Tudor lives a life of luxury with servants to grant his every wish, while Tom Canty spends his days begging on the streets of London. A simple switch of clothing sets them on a path they’d never dreamt possible.

The classic adventure story is recommended for those age 5 and older. The production is offered to the public free of charge through a generous gift from an anonymous contributor. For more information, call the library at 594-0310 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or