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FAMILY PLAY

 

THE LITTLE PRINCE

Directed by Erin McBride Africa ​

 

Based on the most popular book in the world by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 

adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar

The Little Prince may have returned to his own tiny planet to tend his Rose and look after his Sheep, but for a short enchanted time he returns to us and comes alive on stage. This play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert, and a mysterious, regal "little man" who appears and asks him to "Please, sir, draw me a sheep." During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." "What is essential is invisible to the eye." At length, both the little man and the Aviator must go home—each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry and love again.

ONE WEEKEND ONLY

Saturday July 28 at 11 am & 2 pm

Sunday July 29 at 2 pm

AT THE MAIN 

24266 Main Street, Newhall CA 91321