The Journey of The Little Prince

ensemble theatre · potato nose productions · Ages 15+ · United States of America

family friendly world premiere
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June 28, 2019 certified reviewer
tagged as: fairy tale · Bold · charming · unique

What I liked

I love risk-takers – and this show does that. The use of light (or absence of light) is very cool, but has its issues.
My favorite parts are when the Prince moves from place to place. Irina Kompa’s movements are graceful, playful and evocative of all the best parts of the innocence of childhood.
The projections are also mesmerizing.
I have never seen a show like this!

What I didn't like

While the use of silhouette is cool (actors are virtually in the dark for much of the play), I think there needs to be more and broader movement to keep us really focused on the performers. When larger props (like a huge feather “quill”) are used, or actors engage in exaggerated movement, it improves the experience for the audience.
I love the concept, and would just like to see them take everything a little further. Because it is a fairy tale, you can pretty far with things. Everything about this show tells us we don’t need to be “realistic” – that’s boring and for boring old grown-ups anyway.

My overall impression

A darling story, an engaging cast and a bold theatrical risk.

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