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The Little Prince

When: Fri., Dec. 26, 3-4:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 28, 3-4:30 p.m. 2014


HAW RIVER BALLROOM—There have been no shortage of theatrical adaptations of The Little Prince, the 1943 illustrated novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry—one of the best-selling books ever published. In that probing, philosophical children's story, a pilot crashes his plane in the Sahara Desert (where the author had also been an aviator) and meets a young prince from outer space. As the pilot repairs his plane, the boy tells of his fantastic life and his journey to earth, wherein he ventured out from the miniature asteroid he calls home to other tiny planets inhabited by various exemplars of adult hubris. The limitless imagination of children is pitted against the narrow-mindedness of adults, and it's not hard at all to pick a side. This production, written by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, comes courtesy of The Run of the Mill Players, a group of theater artists operating with support from Culture Mill. We don't know much about this new company, but they would have to try pretty hard to make this small all-ages fable anything short of an oversized delight. 3 p.m., $10–$15, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd., 336-525-2314, —Brian Howe

Price: $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors/Students, $10 children 12 and under

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