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The Little Prince - Seattle Children's Theatre

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“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.

Location
Charlotte Martin Theatre

Age Recommendation
For Ages 5+

Running time
Approximately 1h 45m including intermission.

Performances

This production has past.

“An All-star cast…beautiful costumes, stunningly designed props and an engaging set”

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Active Audience Guide

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Reading List

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

More Info

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.

Discussion topics: TRUTH, RESPONSIBILITY, SELF DISCOVERY

Content Advisory

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