CLC Theatre presents 'The Little Prince' for kids' show

  • Helen Murphy, the Little Prince, and Isabella Parra, the Rose, rehearse a scene from CLC Theatre's production of "The Little Prince."

    Helen Murphy, the Little Prince, and Isabella Parra, the Rose, rehearse a scene from CLC Theatre's production of "The Little Prince." Courtesy of the College of Lake County

 
Submitted by the College of Lake County
Updated 9/20/2019 1:03 PM

The College of Lake County Theatre Department will present its fall children's play, "The Little Prince," at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27; 4 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in the Mainstage Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, 19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake.

A beloved children's classic, "The Little Prince" has enchanted both children and adults alike for 75 years. It is the story of a world-weary aviator whose malfunctioning plane strands him in the middle of the Sahara Desert. There, he meets an imaginative boy who claims to hail from an unknown star.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The Little Prince delights the aviator with stories of his adventures and teaches him the secret of what is really important in life.

The play, by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, is adapted from the book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

"There is good reason why 'The Little Prince' has become such a lasting and beloved novel over the decades, worldwide, for children and adults alike," said Alicia Hall, adjunct theater professor, who is directing the play.

"There is a truth that children know but adults all too often forget, that 'what is essential is invisible to the eye.' This is at the heart of this classic novel and loving stage adaptation. Come with us as we go on an imaginative journey through the desert and the stars with a young guide who reminds us all of the transformational power of seeing the world, and one another, through our hearts."

Tickets are available in person at the Box Office, by phone at (847) 543-2300 or online at www.clcillinois.edu/tickets, which also has pricing and discount information.

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The cast of "The Little Prince," most of whom are CLC students, includes: Helen Murphy of Highland Park as Little Prince; Reese Starzec of Round Lake as the Aviator; Bella Parra of Grayslake as Rose; Briana Livesay of Wauconda as Snake; Cooper Samson of Lake Bluff as Conceited Man, Lamplighter and Fox; Owen Skarbalus of Lindenhurst as King, Business Man and Geographer; Lucero Martinez of Gurnee as Live Artist; and Halee Spencer of Round Lake Beach as Artist Assistant/Puppeteer.

The CLC Theatre Department offers 13 different courses and an Associate in Arts degree, with emphasis either on theater performance (acting/directing) or technical theater design/stage management.

For information, contact the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/programs/the. Or become a fan of the College of Lake County Theatre Department Facebook page.

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