FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 29, 2005
Charming Tale of 'Little Prince' Opens for Holidays
SANTA CLARITA - The College of the Canyons Theatre extends an open invitation to the production of "The Little Prince," based on the classic children's book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. "The Little Prince" will be showing Dec. 1 and 8 at 5 p.m. and Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m in the Black Box Theatre at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts.
Writing in 1942, Saint Exupery uses the story to expose what he felt were the evils of the word at the time. The fabled tale tells of a world-weary aviator whose plane crashes in the Sahara desert. In the desert the aviator meets a mysterious boy who teaches him transforming wisdom about friendship, love and, most importantly, how to be a child again. The story follows the journey of the young prince and the aviator into a world of wonder and imagination.
In this production, exotic is the key word, as the Director Andrea Slominski has chosen to cast a Greek style chorus to portray the Spirit of the Desert. Through the costume and dance of the many great civilizations that have come from the desert, "The Little Prince" explores connections to the past and future. The play will be an enchanting cultural experience displaying music of the Middle East, North Africa, India and Tibet. Choreographer Shannon Levy-Heath incorporates dance styles from the Near Eastern, Far Eastern and Indian traditions.
Those interested in seeing the production are encouraged to reserve spots now as tickets are selling out quickly. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors ages 60 and above, children under 12 and students. The Vital Express Office also offers a 10% discount for groups of 15 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets call the Vital Express Office at (661) 362-5304 or visit the website at www.VitalExpressCenter.com.