MAY 18 & 19, 2019
Becoming an adult often means letting go of our childhood, staying focused on goals and providing for the future. Escape your adult itinerary for a few hours and experience the world with childish enthusiasm once more. Performance length: 1 hour
Eloise is a young girl who likes to live life to the fullest. Her father, on the other hand, is only concerned with being successful. He works long hours in his suit and tie, briefcase constantly at his side. One evening, Eloise tells her Father that she would like to read him the story of The Little Prince. She sits with him and transports him to the Little Prince’s planet, Asteroid B-612. They learn about the invasive Baobabs and the Rose to which the the Little Prince tends. Abandoning his pragmatism, Eloise's Father journeys together with Eloise and the Little Prince to several planets, finally landing on Earth. Eloise’s Father starts to enjoy the characters they meet, playing with the Fox and learning lessons from the Snake. Finally, they stumble upon a rose garden that reminds the Little Prince of the Rose he left behind on his planet. He knows he must return to Asteroid B-612. As the Snake transports him back to his planet, Eloise’s Father vows to keep the spirit of the Little Prince inside of himself, to find wonderment and enthusiasm in his life with his daughter Eloise.
THE COMPANY - Original, collaborative, professional productions by full-time Company Artists.
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Thank you to Joe Kenny, Karin Rice and Tim Pate for photography
Thank you to Connor Graf for logo design
Directed by Christopher Harrison Eldridge
Music composed by Richard Erickson
Mark Gibson - First AC
Alex Yambrick - Gaffer