Little Prince rehearsals

Actors rehearse for "The Little Prince"

Auburn Area Community Theatre is bringing to life an enchanting stage adaptation of the beloved, classic novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."

Inspired by Saint-Exupéry's own experience being stranded in the Sahara after a surviving a plane crash, this family-friendly tale for all ages tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator.

The Aviator’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert when a mysterious, regal "little man" appears and asks him to draw him a sheep. The Aviator obliges and the two travel the desert together. During their time together, 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 also talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake, and a Fox. From each interaction he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly." Eventually both the "little man" and the Aviator must go home — each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love. Join in on this imaginative, multi-media adventure!

Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 E Drake Ave. on Nov. 7 to 9, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. with matinées on Nov. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Thursday November 7th is “Pay What You Can”— the ticket price is a donation in any amount. Call 246-1084 or visit auburnact.org for ticket purchases and more information. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information.

The rest of AACT’s season includes the shows High School Musical Jr. and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Auditions for all shows throughout the year are open to the public, for community members with or without experience, and details can be found on the website, auburnact.org or on Facebook at facebook.com/auburnact.

Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information please visit auburnact.org.

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