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Now Playing at The Conservatory

 Poster of The Little Prince

The Little Prince
By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
March 29–30
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 11am, 2 pm, and 7:30 pm
Stage III

The Little Prince 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. 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."

"Not only does it clearly capture the tale of a man whose creativity was crushed in childhood only to re-emerge at a moment of great stress, but The Little Prince deftly illuminates Saint-Exupery's themes of the meaning of love, the opposing pulls of solitude and companionship, and man's relationship to the universe itself." -Chicago Sun Times