Acrobatic 'Little Prince' Tale FLIGHT to Land Off-Broadway
After critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh and New York International Fringe Festivals, Flight is being extended in the Encore Series as one of the summer's best shows, making its Off-Broadway premiere at the Barrow Street Theatre, September 24-30.
Set amidst the chaos of World War II, The Little Prince is a timeless story about learning to see with the heart, and finding the courage to fly. These themes inspired us to create Flight, a sequel with an acrobatic twist. In Flight, three acrobats morph into cactuses, waves, and far-off islands as we invite the audience to discover this classic tale like they've never imagined.
Six years after the original, the Pilot has forgotten the Little Prince's secret, so he embarks on a quest to find his lost friend and remember the secret. But nothing is as he remembers: planets are islands, the rose is a cactus, and the Little Prince is a tiny girl who proclaims that girls can be princes too.
Curbside's physical approach to storytelling brings language to life with enchanting shapes, momentum, and magic. Written and Directed by Ezra LeBank. Starring Taylor Casas, Ezra LeBank, and Cynthia Price as the Little Prince.
Curbside is led by LeBank, an internationally acclaimed professor of movement, and author of the newly released book CLOWNS (Routledge, UK). Curbside is based in Long Beach, California.
IF YOU GO:
Venue: Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St at 7th Ave, New York
Dates: SAT 9/24 3pm, SUN 9/25 3pm, TUES 9/27 7pm, THUR 9/29 7:30pm, FRI 9/30 7:30pm
Running Time: 50 mins
Tickets: $22, BarrowStreetTheatre.com
Photo Credit: Kenny Matthieson