From the Burt Wood Team that has produced sold out productions of « The Diary of Anne Frank, » « The Miracle Worker » and « The Crucible » comes yet another artistic creation.
Director Matthew Bruffee is busy rehearsing with his cast for « The Little Prince. » « This is one of my all-time favorites! » he said. » I am thinking outside the box to create a colorful, mystical, and fantastical universe for this play. The audience hopefully will be transported to other worldly planets and experience the philosophical viewpoints of this play through our visual presentation.
« As a child with a vivid imagination, I believed that I could fly so I relate well to The Little Prince’s ability to do so, » Mr. Bruffee said. « As an adult, I like to hold on to my childhood wonder and I do so through directing at Burt Wood. I am a firm believer that imagination nurtures the soul and creativity gives it breath through theatre and the arts. I am excited to create this world for my cast and I hope parents, grandparents, and bring their kids to enjoy this classic tale. »
« The Little Prince » has been made into a movie, a TV show, an animated cartoon, a theme park, an opera, and a ballet. The beauty and simplicity of this story is in its lessons, either learned or taught by the Little Prince as he tells of his planet and travels through the universe. It is also a story about love, friendship, and the meaning of life.
The production is produced by Lorna J. Brunelle, Artistic Director of Burt Wood, and the vivid costumes are being coordinated by Richard Bois.
The cast includes Owen Connolly (of Dighton) as The Little Prince, Jeff Kent (of Abington) as The Aviator, Roger Clark (of Middleboro) as The King, Kyley Krueger (Middleboro) and Chelsea Silver (Carver) will alternate as The Businesswoman, and The Rose, Richard Bois (Bridgewater) will play The Conceited Man, Gage Ramsden (Lakeville) is the Fox and Brooklyn Toli (Taunton) is The Snake.
The Burt Wood production of The Little Prince is dramatized by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar and is based on the classic story by Antoine Saint-Exupery. It is being produced by special arrangement with the Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois and will be held at The Alley Theatre located behind the Burt Wood School of Performing Arts at 133 Center St.
The show dates are June 6 and 7 at 7 p.m., June 8 at 2 p.m., June 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. and June 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information or to order tickets, call 508-946-1071. Fathers and grandfathers who attend the final matinee performance are accompanied by kids and grandkids will receive $5 off their ticket.