Beloved children’s classic takes the puppet stage at Brooklyn College
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”
If you haven’t read The Little Prince, one of the best-selling books ever published, you’ll have a chance on January 27 to experience the boy’s journey through the universe through puppets, multimedia projections and original music.
Presented by the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, the performance will commence at 2 p.m. inspiring children to pick up the book, if they haven’t yet read the story, which has been translated into 230 languages.
“Children can take from this show what they need,” said Michael Schupbach, Emmy award-winning designer of the puppets who also plays the fox and the snake. “The show touches on deeper issues like loss of innocence and growing up, and each issue is done well but not overly done,” he continued.
“Kids and parents can come in and have a good time and kids will come out with questions like ‘what happens after you die?’ which can get a conversation started (between them),”concluded Schupbach, who added that the show is very straight forward.
To create the presentation, changes had to be made, explained the designer, since the original author Antoine De Saint-Exupery drew the characters in two dimensions. “On stage, 2D doesn’t work” noted Schupbach, remarking that it was quite a challenge to alter the characters from 2D to 3D and express the French author’s metaphors.
“You can see me moving it (the fox) the whole time,” said the Emmy award winning designer. “We had to be on point every night.”
All tickets are for sale for $7, and can be purchased by phone by calling: 718-951-4500 (Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.), or by visiting www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. It is recommended for children eight years of age and older.
If you would like to read more about the show before you head there, visit: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Brooklyn-Center-for-the-Performing-Arts-Presents-THE-LITTLE-PRINCE-127-20121113#ixzz2H2OQHprm.
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