PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theatre in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will perform the stage version of “The Little Prince” from Nov. 28 through Dec. 16.
“‘The Little Prince'” is a fantastic journey through the stars for children,” says Quaintance. “It is a map for adults to rediscover their childhood. In the Prince’s travels, we see the isolated and disconnected nature of the adult world. It’s a study of the mindset that only cares for numbers and statistics and misses what is of real consequence.”
The ensemble cast will also include:
David Friedlander (King/Merchant) returning to the PlayMakers Repertory stage after appearing earlier this season in Romeo and Juliet. Previous PlayMakers credits include Stones in His Pockets (Jake), Frozen, and Cyrano de Bergerac. David holds a BA in Theatre Studies from
Flor De Liz Perez (Tippler/Wall of Roses) was seen as
Joy Jones (Conceited Man/Snake/Wall of Roses) PRC: The Little Prince, Romeo and Juliet. New York:Reason for Leaving, The Public Theatre; Whisper, Playwrights Horizons; Zaide, Lincoln Center; Achidi J’s Final Hours, The Culture Project; Rattlestick Theatre, 78th Street Theatre Lab, American Globe Theatre, Theatreworks USA and others. Regional theatre: Tantalus, The Royal Shakespeare Company/Denver Center; Romeo and Juliet, Arkansas Repertory Theatre; The Tempest, Arkansas Repertory Theatre; Murder in the Cathedral, Washington Stage Guild; Georgia Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Theatre of the First Amendment among others.
Matthew Murphy (Turkish Astronomer/Geographer) recently made his PlayMakers debut in Romeo and Juliet.Performance credits include The Winter’s Tale, Bash: 3 Plays, Our Country’s Good, Children of Eden, The Secret Garden, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and operas such as The Magic Flute and Gianni Schicchi. Music direction credits include operas The Telephone and A Hand of Bridge, as well as the musical adaptation of Studs Terkel’s Working. He holds degrees in music and theatre arts from Lawrence University/Conservatory of Music in
Jason Powers (Lamplighter/Fox) is a graduate of
Lesley Shires (Little Prince), who portrays Babe in PlayMakers’ “Crimes of the Heart,” which closes Sunday (Nov. 11). Lesley is a graduate of
Heaven Chijerae Stephens (Rose/Wall of Roses) appeared in this season’s “Romeo and Juliet” and last season in PlayMakers’ “The Bluest Eye” and “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
The production team will be McKay