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The Little Prince

An endearing allegory

After his plane crashes in the Sahara, a pilot is plotting his survival strategy when a little prince with a gleeful spirit appears. Over the course of a week, the prince tells the pilot tales of his intergalactic travels to various planets, Earth included. Each story sheds new light on their philosophical questions until the two unlikely companions find the answers — and their lives — hanging in the balance. Full of whimsy and wonder, this imaginative fairy tale for the whole family studies the contrast between the innocence of youth and the inevitable realities of adulthood.


Three things to know

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s simple and elegant allegory has been beloved by readers since it first appeared 1944. He became enamored with aviation while still a boy in France and learned to fly as an air force officer, later transitioning to commercial flights in 1926.
  • Composer Rick Cummins and playwright/lyricist John Scoullar have adapted The Little Prince into four versions: two musicals and two plays (the Guthrie is producing one of the plays).
  • Paris native Dominique Serrand was the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the celebrated Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis from 1978 to 2008, where he acted, conceived, directed and designed for most of the theater’s productions.

Themes

  • This story is about two strangers that eventually get to know each other and become friends. Who is a friend that you care deeply about? How did you become friends? Does this friend know how much you care about them?
  • The little prince in the story describes someone he loves back home that seems ordinary to others. But to the little prince, this friend is uniquely special. What is something about you that you think is unique? Who in your life do you share that unique quality with?
Contains mature themes, including love, grief and loss of life. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance.

Sunday, December 11 2022 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, December 13 2022 at 7:30 pm

Wednesday, December 14 2022 at 7:30 pm

Thursday, December 15 2022 at 7:30 pm

In partnership with

Guthrie Theater

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

NOTE: The 12/11 performance is currently waitlist only.

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The Little Prince

Sunday, December 11 2022 at 7:00 pm

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    Tuesday, December 13 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Wednesday, December 14 2022 at 7:30 pm

    Thursday, December 15 2022 at 7:30 pm

In partnership with

Guthrie Theater

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

Childcare is available for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

NOTE: The 12/11 performance is currently waitlist only.

An endearing allegory

After his plane crashes in the Sahara, a pilot is plotting his survival strategy when a little prince with a gleeful spirit appears. Over the course of a week, the prince tells the pilot tales of his intergalactic travels to various planets, Earth included. Each story sheds new light on their philosophical questions until the two unlikely companions find the answers — and their lives — hanging in the balance. Full of whimsy and wonder, this imaginative fairy tale for the whole family studies the contrast between the innocence of youth and the inevitable realities of adulthood.


Three things to know

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s simple and elegant allegory has been beloved by readers since it first appeared 1944. He became enamored with aviation while still a boy in France and learned to fly as an air force officer, later transitioning to commercial flights in 1926.
  • Composer Rick Cummins and playwright/lyricist John Scoullar have adapted The Little Prince into four versions: two musicals and two plays (the Guthrie is producing one of the plays).
  • Paris native Dominique Serrand was the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the celebrated Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis from 1978 to 2008, where he acted, conceived, directed and designed for most of the theater’s productions.

Themes

  • This story is about two strangers that eventually get to know each other and become friends. Who is a friend that you care deeply about? How did you become friends? Does this friend know how much you care about them?
  • The little prince in the story describes someone he loves back home that seems ordinary to others. But to the little prince, this friend is uniquely special. What is something about you that you think is unique? Who in your life do you share that unique quality with?
Contains mature themes, including love, grief and loss of life. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance.

Additional Information

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