Auditions for the theatrical adaptation of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will be held at Garfield Center for the Arts on Tuesday and Thursday, November 14th and 16th at 6PM, and Sunday, November 19th at 11AM. Directed by Bryan Betley, the play runs two weekends from February 16 – the 25th.
A young pilot crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert where he meets a child dressed as a prince insisting that he draw for him. The child tells the pilot that he comes from another planet, asteroid B-612, and he is on journey to understand his feelings of affection for an overbearing rose that bloomed on the star a year prior. The little prince recounts feats from an intergalactic adventure and tells of various characters each of whom face their own sort of selfishness. He befriends a fox on earth, and makes a deadly agreement with a sly snake. He teaches the pilot how to express his feelings and imagination beyond what is expected of an adult in the modern world.
Casting needs include:
The Little Prince – Male, whimsical and serious – age 8-12
The Pilot – Male, pessimistic and sarcastic – age 18 – 30
The Rose – Female, bold and overbearing – age 10+
The Fox – Male, excitable and wise – age 10+
The Snake – Male or Female, calm and calculating – age 10+
Various characters in space – Male or Female, Adults
*Extras: Flowers, stars, visual narrators – age 10+
Much of this production is intended to be presented as performance art and will require 3 or more “Visual Narrators” who will be tasked with the silent movement and special effects elements of the production.
If you have any questions about the production, please contact the director by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 443-480-5934 or contact the Garfield (410-810-2060). The Garfield Center for the Arts is located at 210 High Street in Chestertown.