Upcoming Auditions 

The Little Prince

Directed by Jen Waters

AUDITIONS: November 11 and 13 at 6:00 pm on the Withycombe Main Stage

THE PLAY: The narrator, an airplane pilot, crashes in the Sahara desert. The crash badly damages his airplane and leaves the narrator with very little food or water. As he is worrying over his predicament, he is approached by the little prince, a very serious little blond boy who asks the narrator to draw him a sheep. The narrator obliges, and the two become friends. The pilot learns that the little prince comes from a small planet. The little prince took great care of this planet, preventing any bad seeds from growing and making sure it was never overrun by baobab trees. One day, a mysterious rose sprouted on the planet and the little prince fell in love with it. But when he caught the rose in a lie one day, he decided that he could not trust her anymore. He grew lonely and decided to leave. Despite a last-minute reconciliation with the rose, the prince set out to explore other planets and cure his loneliness. Rather than the usual whimsical interpretation of this play, our version will be done in the style of Ziggy Stardust/ Glam Rock. The play follows the story of the unlikely meeting between an airplane pilot and a mysterious Little Prince visiting Earth from a distant planet.

CHARACTERS:
Aviator: can be any gender, the narrator
Little Prince: can be any gender, a curious young person from space

Ensemble of 9-13 actors who will play the following roles, as well as create the world of the play.

Rose

King

Conceited Man

Business Man

Lamplighter

Geographer

Snake

Desert Flower

Fox
 

Auditions are open to all OSU student, faculty, staff, and area community members and will consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available to check out in the Theatre Arts office in Withycombe Hall 145. Performance dates for The Little Prince will be March 1-3 and 8-10 with tech and dress rehearsals February 24-March 2. All performers must be available for all tech rehearsals, performances, and strike following closing. Rehearsals will begin January 8 and generally run Sundays through Thursdays until tech week.

For questions concerning the audition or rehearsal process please contact the director, Jen Waters at jennifer.j.waters8@gmail.com