"Once Upon a Mattress" raises awareness of thyroid cancer

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By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman
By Matthew Seeman By Matthew Seeman

The Christian Youth Theater's production of "Once Upon a Mattress," based on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," opens Friday and runs for two weekends at the Phoenix Center for the Arts.

Director Tambra Lamb and the cast hope the production not only entertains but also educates. Lamb and another mother of a castmember were both diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the past year, and the troupe hopes its performance can spread awareness about the illness. They are encouraging regular checkups and sharing questions people should ask their doctors.