We’re gearing up this week for the opening of our summer Children’s Show, The Little Prince, which runs from June 23  through August 17, 2012. This season we’re opening our Children’s Show a month early to provide opportunities for families to enjoy this heartwarming tale of love and friendship throughout the summer. Following each performance, members of the audience will have an opportunity to talk with the actors outside of Cumston Hall.

The adaptation for the stage by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar is based on the 1943 classic book by Antoine de Saint Exupéry. The Little Prince is the most read and translated book in the French language. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

Anna Doyle as the Little Prince and Max Waszak as the King

The Little Prince tells the story of an aviator forced to make an emergency landing in the Sahara Desert. He is befriended by a young boy, the Little Prince from Asteroid B-612. In the days that follow, the aviator learns about the prince’s journeys throughout the solar system. As he travels through space, the Little Prince encounters several strange grown-ups on different planetoids, all with a skewed way of looking at life. But it is not until he finally reaches Earth that the Little Prince learns his most important life lessons of all. As the Little Prince shares his adventures through the galaxy he helps the Aviator to understand, “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.”

Our production is directed by Brooke Edwards and features Matthew Delamater as the Aviator, Winthrop-native Anna Doyle as the Little Prince, Max Waszak as the adults the Little Prince encounters throughout the galaxy, and Carissa Meagher as the Prince’s beloved Rose. Sets by Luke Reinwald; costumes by Kenny Lamb; lights by Xi Chen; sound by Jason Fok.

Matinee Performances
June 23 & 30; July 7, 14 & 31; August 2, 7, 12, 16 & 17 at 1 p.m.
Running time is 50 minutes.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for children.
Discounts available for groups of ten or more.
For calendar and reservations, please contact the Box Office at 207.933.9999 or visit www.theateratmonmouth.org.

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