Cummins and Scoullar's

The Little Prince

drama by RICK CUMMINS and JOHN SCOULLAR
based on the book by ANTOINE de SAINT-EXUPÉRY
directed by DOMINIQUE SERRAND

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 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 1943. 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.

Le Petit Prince - A Journey

The Little Prince is a worldwide phenomenon, across generations and continents. Discover this little hero's universe!

Ticket prices

Prices range from $20 to $80.

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Group sales

All student and adult groups of 15 or more qualify for discounts on tickets to Guthrie productions.

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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. 

Age recommendation

We recommend The Little Prince for ages 10 and up. Everyone must have a ticket, and children under 5 are not admitted. 

Content advisory

This production contains haze and fog. 

Health and safety

As COVID-19 prevention efforts continue to evolve, we are adjusting our health and safety policies as needed. Effective immediately, masks are required for all Sunday performances. Masks are encouraged but not required for all Tuesday – Saturday performances. Proof of vaccination is not required to see a performance at the Guthrie.

Run time

Approximately 1 hour, 40 minutes (no intermission)

Accessibility

ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances are available on select dates.

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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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Post-play discussions 

Join us after select performances for a 20-minute conversation featuring experts on topics covered within the play. Cast members may join the discussion as they are able.

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Play guide and program

Want to dig deeper into the story? Download the digital program and play guide.

In the news

Review

“The delicacy of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s book is preserved in the Guthrie Theater’s lovely The Little Prince.

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Review

The Pioneer Press said, “Guthrie’s Little Prince cleverly retells a story both simple and profound.” 

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Interview

Chris Hewitt of the Star Tribune sat down with director Dominique Serrand for a look inside the production of The Little Prince. 

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Artists

Cast

Steven Epp

Aviator

Nathan Keepers

King/Snake/Fox

Reed Northrup

Little Prince

Wariboko Semenitari

Conceited Man/Lamplighter/Puppeteer

Catherine Young

Rose/Businessman/Geographer/Puppeteer

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Creative

Rick Cummins

Adapter

John Scoullar

Adapter

Dominique Serrand

Director

Rachel Hauck

Scenic Designer

Olivera Gajic

Costume Designer

Yi Zhao

Lighting Designer

Sinan Refik Zafar

Sound Designer/Composer

Carla Steen

Resident Dramaturg

Mira Kehoe

Vocal Coach

Kimberly Richardson

Movement Director

Aaron Preusse

Fight Director

Lori Lundquist

Stage Manager

Laura Topham

Assistant Stage Manager

Jennifer Liestman

Resident Casting Director

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Photos

Steven Epp and Reed Northrup in The Little Prince. Photo: Dan Norman

Reed Northrup and Catherine Young in The Little Prince. Photo: Dan Norman

Reed Northrup, Steven Epp and Catherine Young in The Little Prince. Photo: Dan Norman

Reed Northrup, Catherine Young and Steven Epp in The Little Prince. Photo: Dan Norman

Steven Epp, Reed Northrup and Wariboko Semenitari in The Little Prince. Photo: Dan Norman

Nathan Keepers and Steven Epp in The Little Prince. Photo: Dan Norman

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