East Boston Playhouse to stage production of The Little Prince



Amelia Winer, left, and Joe Carr rehearse a scene from The Little Prince.

The East Boston Playhouse is proud to announce their latest production, The Little Prince by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The Little Prince may have returned to his own tiny planet to tend his Rose and look after his Sheep, but for a short enchanted time he returns to us and comes alive on stage. 

This play tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal “little man” who appears and asks him to “Please, sir, draw me a sheep.” 

During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. 

The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” At length, both the “little man” and the Aviator must go home—each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.  

With an ensemble cast of talented actors from East Boston and surrounding communities, The Little Prince will be presented at the Zumix, 260 Sumner Street, Friday, January 4, 2019 at 7PM, and Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 2PM and again at 7PM. 

Tickets may be purchased for $10 by visiting the East Boston Playhouse website at www.eastbostonplayhouse.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door the day of performance for $12.