A Double Sided Tale of Children and Adults
A group of adult theatre makers has processed Saint Exupery’s “The Little Prince” to the stage. On the way, a second performance evolved – the Big Prince. While the Little Prince presented contemporary theatre’s loyal interpretation (including circus, puppetry and physical acting) to the original text, it’s little-big brother became into what could not be shown and told to the kids. This time not because it would scare the kids, but because we the adults are too scared to see it. The theatre of adulthood – to whom do we perform the role of adults, why are we trying to look reasonable?
The project was done as a collaboration between Tehdas Teatteri and the City Theatre of Turku in 2012.
Director: Ville Kurki
Actors: Sofia Molin, Jaana Haavisto, Markku Tuulenkari and Ishmael Falke
Puppet design: Ishmael Falke and Tove Boysen
Puppet construction: Tove Boysen
Set design (Little Prince): Tommi Lindman
Sound design: Kalle Terästö
Light design: Jarkko Forsman
Video projection (Little Prince): Maarit Vaahteranoksa