based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery, directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu
The Little Prince: The Child Alexandru China Birta
and Video appearences
The Pilot: Florin Zamfirescu
The Fox: Rodica Mandache
The Snake: Gelu Niţu
The Flower: Jeanine Stavarache
The King: Mugur Arvunescu
The Vain Man: Mircea Constantinescu
The Businessman: Ioan Batinaş
The Lamplighter: Mircea N. Creţu
The Geographer: Laurenţiu Lazăr
The Drunkard: Pavel Bartoş
Tudor Breazu (model)
Directed by: Carmen Lidia Vidu
Stage design: Constantin Ciubotariu
Cameraman: Neil Colțofeanu
Make-up: Ana Mihaela Marin
Translated by: Ileana Cantuniari
Theatre Festival EUROUNDERGROUND, Arad, 27 May 2012
Duration: 1 h
French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupery (June 29, 1900–July 31, 1944) is famous for The Little Prince and the aviation adventure books Night Flight and Wind, Sand and Stars.
Although not entirely autobiographical, much of Saint-Exupery’s work is inspired by his experiences as a pilot. With one exception: The Little Prince, a philosophical story that also includes a critique of society and an emphasis on the strangeness of the adult world.
Saint-Exupery wrote The Little Prince in New York and Asharoken from the second half to the end of 1942. After the book’s publication in 1943, this small volume became the number one best-seller for children.
“I once felt a great need to edit The Little Prince, I don’t know the exact reasons, but I’m sure I identified with someone in the story. And I kept trying to turn the story into theater, but I never succeeded. Not long ago, a very special friend told me that the Odeon Theater is the most elegant theater she has seen and recommended me to put on a show here. I chose The Little Prince because it is the most elegant story I know.
The Little Prince is the parable story of a man who regretfully confesses his loneliness.”
Carmen Lidia Vidu