Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University's resident production company, will open its 2011-12 season with the musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress" on Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Quick Center for the Arts' Wien Experimental Theatre, 1073 North Benson Road.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, with matinee performances 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, and Sunday, Oct. 30.

The role of Winnifred will be played by Casey Grambo, while Queen Aggaravain, the overbearing queen, will be played by Ashley Ruggiero. The mute King Sextinus will be portrayed by Joseph Plouffe, and the timid Prince Dauntless will be played by Michael Maio.

The production team is headed by alumni Ryan McKinney, director and choreographer, and Gregory Horton, musical director.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $6 for university faculty and staff, and $5 for students. To purchase tickets, visit the Quick Center box office or call 1-203-254-4010.