The Wicked Witch turns Baby Princess into a caterpillar! Will Prince Charming free her?
Rosemary C. Rice (1933-2014) was an American actor and director, involved in regional theatre in San Diego California. She attended Grossmont High School in La Mesa, and graduated from San Diego State College (now, SDSU) in 1955.
While a student of the SDSC drama department, she appeared in Doctor Knock (1951) under the direction of E. Kingsley Povenmire. (Her brother Carroll and sister Elizabeth also studied theatre at SDSC.)
Rice was a regular performer in the Aztec Theatre Guild, including Ken Jones’ expressionistic drama From Morn to Midnight (1952), with SDJT alumns Ed Gould and Ann Cozens.
Rice directed The Princess Who Disappeared, a short play produced by Junior Theater Wing in 1952. Young Raquel Welch performed in this fairy tale about an evil witch, a princess and a caterpillar. It was performed by 10-12 year-old students as part of their Summer Drama Workshop in a community outreach tour at several San Diego playgrounds.