Take a magical journey with the classic story of The Little Prince

Feb 8, 2019

Take a magical journey with the classic story of The Little Prince

The Fresno City College Theatre Arts Department brings to life the classic children's story, The Little Prince.  The play is based on the bestselling novella from 1943 called Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.  Directed by Janine Christl, this beloved story takes all castaways on a journey of tears and laughter to explore themes of love, never losing your inner child, and learning to treasure what truly matters. 

"The Little Prince embraces the open-mindedness of children in a world filled with assumptions and conclusions. It reminds us that `it is only with the heart that one can see clearly.  Anything that is important is invisible to the eye,' "Christl states.

The magical story begins when a lost aviator crashes his airplane in the middle of the Sahara Desert and meets the Little Prince, a young boy from a faraway asteroid. As the aviator struggles to fix his airplane, he listens to the charismatic. Little Prince recount his epic travels across the galaxy hopping from one planet to the next and everyone he met, including a fox who wishes to be tamed. 

A colorful backdrop for the show includes elements of puppetry, innovative movement and projections.

Fly through the stars with The Little Prince, playing at the Fresno City College Theatre on March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 7:00 p.m., March 3, 8, 9 at 2:00 p.m., and March 6 at 1:00 p.m.

General tickets for adults are $14, students, staff and seniors are $12, and children under 10 are $6. Group tickets are only $8.  There is a special group rate for area schools.  A group of 20 or more pays only $3 for students and $5 for teachers and chaperones. Reservations for school groups of 20 or more at the special school group rate must be made in advance. 

Tickets are available online at www.fresnocitycollege.edu/theatre-box-office or at the Theatre Box Office at 559.442.8221

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