Few novels are as otherworldly and uniquely special as The Little Prince, the "kids book" that beat out Ulysses, Lolita and The Great Gatsby in a recent ranking of the 100 "best books" of the 20th century. Now Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, with music by Rick Cummins and book and lyrics by John Scoullar, comes to Marin Theatre Company in an imaginative new take. Cummins and Scoullar's The Little Prince tells the tale of an aviator who crashes in the Sahara. Stranded, he meets the mysterious Little Prince, who tells the aviator about his adventures among the stars. When the Little Prince and the aviator part ways, each leaves with a new understanding of how to look beyond the visible to find what's really essential in life. Audience members young and old will be touched and enchanted by this stage adaptation that features moving music and heartfelt lyrics.
Run time is 90 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission