Oct 192010

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Review: “The Little Prince” –A Charming Play for Children and Adults

On Sunday, Oct. 17, Indiestry Exec Donisha A. attended a showing of “The Little Prince,” at Washington, D.C.’s Mead Theater Lab at Flashpoint. This Ambassador Theater International Cultural Center presentation is a feast for the eyes and the imagination that stays with you long after you have left the theater.

“The Little Prince” was written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar. The play was adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint Exupery. It was directed and designed by Lilia Slavova, and produced by Hanna Bondarewska. The cast features Ian Pedersen (The Little Prince), IIana D. Naidamast, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, and Alex Vernon.
Antoine de Saint Exupery wrote: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. The essential is invisible to the eyes.” This quote represents an integral theme in the play. The story follows Pedersen (the little prince) as he guides Vernon’s character through a world full of talking roses and mythical creatures. Throughout the play, Pedersen attempts to spark Vernon’s imagination and help him remember what it was like to be a 10-year-old boy…what it was like to believe.

The masks and makeup transformed the actors into characters that you would only see in “Alice in Wonderland” or “The Neverending Story.” As I sat there, I remembered how much I loved “The Neverending Story” when I was a child. I remembered how much I enjoyed taking the journey with the characters and getting excited about the creatures that I would meet in the next scene. “In this way, while I was watching “The Little Prince” I was like Vernon’s character, regaining my child-like imagination.

“The Little Prince” is appropriate for children, but it also contains lessons about love and relationships with which a number of adults can identify.

The acting was superb and the setting was very intimate. However, don’t just take my word for it. “The Little Prince” runs for about an hour. Ticket pricesrange from $15 to $25. Go see it! Flashpoint is located at 916 G St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

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