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This article was published 18/7/2017 (1158 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A storyteller crashes his plane in the Sahara desert... and so begins this elegant, narrated acrobatic interpretation of Antoine de Saint Exupery’s novella, The Little Prince.
The story, brought to life by Cynthia Price, Christian Sullivan and Taylor Casas, illustrates the tension between the mostly economic priorities of the adult mind (and its lack of imagination) and the wonder of the way a child sees the world - a child who is trying to protect his special home with its cactus and a badger and the threat of "bottle trees."
Everything in this 45-minute show is conveyed through the lithe bodies and voices of these three charismatic performers from Long Beach, Calif. It’s an enchantment, physically flowing and brimming with emotion and a deep good-heartedness.
— Wendy King
From the Fringe program:
After acclaimed runs Off-Broadway in New York and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Flight makes its Canadian premiere in Winnipeg! Three acrobats morph into cactuses, waves and far-off islands as we invite audiences to discover The Little Prince like they've never imagined."Ingenious" - New York Times"Astonishing acrobatic theatre" - Broadway Baby"The show is magic, with a heart as big as the ocean" - Best New York Comedy, TOP PICKNominated for BEST SHOW and BEST FAMILY SHOW at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Show Length: 45 minutes
Suggested Audience: General
Updated on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:01 PM CDT: Adds review
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