THE LITTLE PRINCE
THE LITTLE PRINCE
Premiere – April 28th, 2016
The little prince – a fairytale for adults. The little prince – a philosophical tractate for children. Both designations are used and both are well-turned. This literary work can really attract interest of children as much as satisfy adult reader. And for both target groups there is a fundamental message, for each group another one. It encourages adults to learn from children, on the other hand it is showing the children, that not everything, that adults are saying or doing must be always right.
We can find many ideas from the Little prince in earlier Exuperys work, Land of people. But from the child (little prince) are the ideas functioning more comprehensible, accesible and simple. And because there is a beauty in simpleness, the book became one of the most liked literary work of 20th century. There are people (a lot of them), able to read the book around and around. Or they just have a favorite ideas, pieces of text. Something like a bible. Is there any sense to stage this play? Our performance has no ambition to bring new, epochal interpretations. So why then show something, that everybody knows? The answer is simple. Because everybody knows the book. And loves it. This literary work effects equally strong ratio or emotions. There is endless possible variations and interpretations . Simply put – as many people, that many little princes. And as many little princes we know, more wiser we will become.
Besides I think, even if our performance would not bring something interesting for the audience, there is still a value in staging this play. The ideas of the Little prince are valuable enough for bringing them back to memory. (Eva Ogurčáková)
Directed by: Šimon Spišák
Assistant director: Eva Ogurčáková
Stage and costume design: Karel Czech
Music: Peter Vaňouček
Light design: Ján Čief
Sound: Dušan Ivan
Stage and costume making: Miroslava Zelníková
Narrator: Milan Vojtela
Production: Matúš Petričko and Zuzana Javorská
Assistance: Ľudmila Veverková,Peter Vrťo, Anna Tomaštiková
Lucia Krajčiová, Miriam Kujanová, Lýdia Rybárová, Veronika Lačná, Dana Snopková, Ján Kinčeš, Michal Daniš, Peter Vaculčiak, Tomáš Debnár, Peter Gregor, Peter Hudec, Ivan Blaško, Peter Darmo, Marek Mojžiš.