The Little Prince
Woodstock Playhouse Productions
Theatre for Children Company Presents
A Visit to the Desert...A Walk in the Garden...A Journey through the Galaxy...
One of the Most Popular Books Ever to be Written and Shared Around the World
July 19 & 16
Saturdays at 2:00pm
By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
From the Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Both Children and adults alike will find wonderful moments to share when joining us for the children's theatre offering of the 2022 Woodstock Playhouse Theatre Festival Season, as we celebrate the 84th season of the Woodstock Playhouse; originally established in 1938 by Robert Elwyn, a Broadway/Film professional member of one of Woodstock's oldest families.
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.
The Little Prince has sold an estimated 140 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published.
This performance is brought to the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Cast 2022, a regional company of rising-professional performers widely acclaimed for some of the finest performances in our NY & Tri-State region.
Director: Douglas Farrell
Lighting Designer: Michael Gugliotti, Jr. / Tony Michael Clayton
Sound Designer: Steve Maffia
Costume Designer: Diane Stein
Length of Performance: 70 Minutes
•$15 for Adult General Seating Tickets
•$12 for Children & Senior Citizen General Seating Tickets
Each ticket will also include a $3 handling & convenience charge
All seating is for this performance is General Seating, and all sales are final; no refunds nor exchanges.
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