Cummins and Scoullar's

The Little Prince

based on the book by ANTOINE de SAINT-EXUPÉRY

McGuire Proscenium Stage

An endearing allegory

After his plane crashes in the Sahara, a pilot is plotting his survival strategy when a little prince with a gleeful spirit appears. Over the course of a week, the prince tells the pilot tales of his intergalactic travels to various planets, Earth included. Each story sheds new light on their philosophical questions until the two unlikely companions find the answers — and their lives — hanging in the balance. Full of whimsy and wonder, this imaginative fairy tale for the whole family studies the contrast between the innocence of youth and the inevitable realities of adulthood.

Three things to know

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s simple and elegant allegory has been beloved by readers since it first appeared 1944. He became enamored with aviation while still a boy in France and learned to fly as an air force officer, later transitioning to commercial flights in 1926.
  • Composer Rick Cummins and playwright/lyricist John Scoullar have adapted The Little Prince into four versions: two musicals and two plays (the Guthrie is producing one of the plays). 
  • Paris native Dominique Serrand was the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the celebrated Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis from 1978 to 2008, where he acted, conceived, directed and designed for most of the theater’s productions

Ticket prices

Prices range from $20 to $80.

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Venue info

The Little Prince will take place on the McGuire Proscenium Stage.

Pro tip: Can't do stairs or have a special seating request? Call the Box Office for details. 

Health and safety

All audience members, regardless of age, must wear a mask that securely covers the nose and mouth (no bandanas, neck gaiters or face shields) when entering and inside the theater. Proof of vaccination is not required to see a performance at the Guthrie.

Relaxed performance

The Guthrie will offer a relaxed performance of The Little Prince on Sunday, January 22 at 1 p.m. Although these performances are open to all patrons, they are intentionally modified to accommodate patrons with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences or challenges attending the theater.

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