Auburn Area Community Theatre to stage six performances of ‘The Little Prince’ Nov. 7-10, 14, 15 and 17 at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center


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Opelika Observer

Auburn Area Community Theatre is bringing to life an enchanting stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved, classic novel “The Little Prince” with three shows Nov. 7 through 10, 14, 15 and 17.
Inspired by Saint-Exupéry’s own experience being stranded in the Sahara after a surviving a plane crash, this family-friendly tale for all ages tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator. The Aviator’s sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert when a mysterious, regal “little man” appears and asks him to draw him a sheep.
The Aviator obliges and the two travel the desert together. During their time together, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince also talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox. From each interaction, he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” Eventually both the “little man” and the Aviator must go home—each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love. Join in on this imaginative, multi-media adventure!
Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 E. Drake Ave. in Auburn. Times for shows on Nov. 7, 9, 14 and 15 begin at 7 p.m. with matinee shows on Nov. 10 and 17.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Nov. 7 is “Pay What You Can” – the ticket price is a donation in any amount. Call 334-246-1084 or visit for ticket purchases and more information. Email for group rate information.
The rest of AACT’s season includes the shows High School Musical Jr. and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Auditions for all shows throughout the year are open to the public, for community members with or without experience, and details can be found on the website, or on Facebook at
About the AACT
Auburn Area Community Theatre is a nonprofit organization that exists to serve the Auburn-Opelika area. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit


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