The Little Prince an inspiring tale for children and adults Production coming to Sanderson Centre for Performing Arts is a classic that appeals to the child in all of us A crashed airplane pilot in the Sahara Desert. A Little Prince on a quest throughout the galaxy. Captivating tales of characters encountered along the way. The imaginations of audiences will be enchanted when a talented group of artists brings this classic tale to life at the flagship venue, the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts and journeys to venues in Norfolk and Simcoe Counties.
Compass Theatre Productions proudly presents Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic tale of The Little Prince at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts Friday November 29th at 6:30 p.m. The Little Prince is an original translation and stage adaptation by Canadian writer Luciana Burcheri.
The show features the talents of five emerging artists, Kitti Laki, Mathieu Bellemare, Eva Barrie, Oliver Georgiou and Tyson Purdy-Smith recent graduates from some of Ontario’s leading performing arts programs.
The appeal of The Little Prince is its ability to inspire both children and adults alike, says Burcheri. “It has great lessons to teach children, such as the importance of being responsible for what you love. And this story is also for their parents; in a world where we too often measure our affection by the amount of gifts we give and the toys we buy, I hope to remind parents that children need love and imagination above all. ”
Compass Theatre Productions is well known in the local area for its family-friendly and socially relevant stage performances. Its acclaimed production of Hana’s Suitcase, directed by Lee MacDougall in 2011, was seen by almost 1,800 children in Norfolk and Brant counties.
“The Little Prince captures our imagination and makes us reflect on what is truly important in all of our lives,” says Lisa Dent-Couturier, General Director of Compass Theatre Productions and Artistic Producer of The Little Prince. “I’m thrilled for this opportunity to collaborate with the great team at the Sanderson Centre and to bring this imaginative production to the stage at this beautiful venue.”
Joining Dent-Couturier on the artistic and technical teams for The Little Prince are director Jane Spence, technical director Lucas Wilson, also known as Guinness World Record holder Illusionist: Lucas Wilson and Lighting Designer Dave Metcalfe.
The Little Prince was first published in 1943. It has sold more than 80 million copies and continues to be a perennial favourite among new generations of children and adults of all life stages.
Tickets are $20.00 and are available by visiting the Sanderson Centre box office located at 88 Dalhousie Street, Brantford. Tickets can be ordered with a major credit card by calling (519) 758-8090 or 1-800-265-0710 or on-line at www.sandersoncentre.ca .
‘Good Reads’ backgrounder on The Little Prince creator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1020792.Antoine_de_Saint_Exup_ry
Play The Little Prince web game– http://www.lepetitprince.com/jeux/index.php?langueStr=uk