Little Prince on stage at Andy’s

Andy’s Summer Playhouse will be premiering a unique adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince” opening July 20.

Written and directed by Jared Mezzocchi, a multi-media theater artist and director of last season’s production of “THE BFG,” this new adaptation has a cast of 26 young actors from across southwestern New Hampshire and will come together using projection and video, unusual set materials and a clever text to tell this special tale.

Mezzocchi is a recipient of the prestigious Prince Grace Theater Award. He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is founder of the Projection Design Curriculum at University of Maryland (College Park). As a native of New Hampshire and a former Andy’s kid himself Mezzocchi brings a personal approach to the production. He comments, “I have visceral memories of participating in the 1996 production of ‘The Little Prince’ when I was an Andy’s kid. The book has so many levels and speaks to me in so many ways, and I’m extremely excited to create a new perspective of the story with this incredibly talented and astute cast.”

Mezzocchi also wrote and directed other Andy’s premieres including “The Lost World,” “Donkey Xote” and “Dick Tracy.”

The design team of Ruth Marie Tenorio, Margaret Kasper, Aimee LaRue and DJ Potter, with help from teenagers in Andy’s apprentice program, have created a dynamic and evocative environment for the story.

Performances are July 20, 21, 24, 25, 26 and 27. All shows are at 7:30 p.m., except for July 21,which is a 2 p.m. matinee.

Tickets for adults are $14, and $7 for twelve and under. Please call the box office to reserve tickets: 603-654-2613 . Visit www.andyssummerplayhouse.org for more information.

To reserve tickets, call the box office at 654-2613. For more information, visit www.andyssummerplayhouse.org.

Andy’s Summer Playhouse is a nonprofit children’s theater that has been providing youth ages 8-18 the chance to work with professional artists to create energetic and innovate productions for the past 40 years.

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