The Little Prince

Adapted by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Original music by David Dabbon
Produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois

January 18–March 4, 2018

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye"

In the middle of the Sahara Desert, a stranded aviator meets the Little Prince, a young boy from a small, faraway asteroid, and a dreamlike journey unfolds across a universe. A rose, a sheep, and an array of unusual adults on their own small planets spark wonder in Artistic Director Courtney Sale’s SCT directorial debut. Adapted from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic novella, this treasured tale reminds us of the power of innocence and boundless love. 

Illustration by Liz Wong

A heart-swelling, soul-stirring work of theater, illuminated by poignant artistry and an original musical score. The Little Prince is a beautiful production that touches souls young and old. Fans of The Secret Garden and Into the West will be captivated by this piece.
 

Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation: For Ages 6+

Running Time: Approximately 1h 45m including intermission.

Active Audience Guide: The Little Prince

ASL Interpreted Performances:
Public - January 27, 1:00pm
Schools - February 1, 10:30am

Audio Described Performances:
Public - February 10, 1:00pm
Schools - February 8, 10:30am

Sensory Friendly/Relaxed Performance:
February 4, 11:00am  Buy Here or 206-441-3322

Dear SCT Families, Teachers, and Patrons,

We are thrilled to be presenting The Little Prince as part of our 2017-18 season at Seattle Children’s Theatre.

Based on the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this play reminds us of the power of connection between people. There is sensitive material contained at the close of the play when the Little Prince character is bitten by a snake. The Aviator character, the Prince's trusted friend, describes this moment as "here is where he appeared and disappeared". We leave the interpretation up to our audience as to the result of that action. For as long as the book has been published, this moment has been interpreted by readers/viewers in a wide variety of meanings including homeward travel, loss, suicide, or a poignant goodbye. The SCT creative team is approaching this moment with extreme care and attention, and is a quiet moment of closure during the performance. 

If you have any concerns about the appropriateness for your child, we strongly advise you to explore our Active Audience Guide which includes a synopsis or contact me directly at courtneys@sct.org. Thank you for supporting this production and engaging with us here at SCT. 

Thank you,

Courtney Sale

SCT Artistic Director and Director of The Little Prince

Recommended age: 6+ 

Discussion topics:

TRUTH

RESPONSIBILITY

SELF DISCOVERY

Active Audience Guide: The Little Prince

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Cast:

Khanh Doan (The Little Prince)

 

Khanh  Doan

 Lamar Legend (The Aviator)

 


 Lamar  Legend

 Dedra D. Woods (Rose, Businessman)

 

 Dedra  D Woods

 Anne Allgood (Snake, Conceited Man, Lamplighter) 

 

 Anne  Allgood

 Sydney Andrews (Fox, King, Geographer)

 

 Sydney  Andrews

 

Understudies:

Samantha Canela (The Little Prince)

 

 Samantha  Canela

Brandon Haugabook (The Aviator)

 

 Brandon  Haugabook

Taren Sindorf (Rose, Businessman)

 

 Taren  Sindorf

Martha Kathryn Smith (Snake, Conceited Man, Lamplighter)

 

 Martha  Kathryn  Smith

Hannah Osgood (Fox, King, Geographer)

 

 Hannah  Osgood

 

Creative Team:

Directed by Courtney Sale

 

Music & Music Direction by David Dabbon

 

Scenic Design by Carey Wong

 

Costume Design by Yao Chen

 

Lighting Design by Michelle Habeck

 

Sound Design by Chris R. Walker

 

Puppet Design and Coaching by Annett Mateo

 

Projection Design by L.B. Morse

 

Musicians: Eric Bradler and Amy Retsema Eyler

 

Wig Master: Dennis Milam Bensie

 

Stage Manager: Shellie Stone

 

Production Assistant: Alex Wommack

 
   

 

 

Little Prince

 

For Children & Young Adults:

Fiction:

Little Prince Graphic Novel Series
Clotilde Bruneau 

Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
Torben Kuhlmann 

The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield

A Wrinkle in Time
Madeleine L'Engle 

Zen Shorts
Jon J Muth 

The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein 

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles 
Michelle Cuevas 

How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps
Mordicai Gerstein
A young boy who wants to cheer up the lonely moon, plans to bicycle to the moon, plant sunflower seeds, and return back to Earth a hero. 

Life on Mars 
Jon Agee

 

Nonfiction:

The Pilot and the Little Prince: The Life of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Peter Sis

 

For Adults Working with Children & Young Adults: 

Fiction:

Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained 
Will Buckingham

 

The Storyteller 
Evan Turk
An allegorical tale to share aloud with young children about the power of storytelling.

 

Nonfiction:

Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets, and More: A History with 21 Activities
Mary Kay Carson
Tracing the evolution of humankind's pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the farthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its engaging history, this book contains 21 hands-on projects to further explore the subjects discussed.

 

Websites:

The Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Foundation: http://www.fasej.org/en/ 

Teaching Children Philosophy: https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/Main/HomePage

 

Booklist prepared by Jenn Carter
King County Library System

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