The Journey of the Little Prince

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Audience

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Reviews: 4

A sensory experience that follows the Little Prince in his interplanetary journey that will leave audiences inspired to explore their inner child for we all have one deep inside. Winner of the Encore Producer’s Award and extended for 2 more shows in July!!!

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Lyrical and Visual as all get out, "The Journey of the Little Prince" connects the way the source material does: through your heart. Not about the words as much as the feeling, the show is simple. Not simplistic because the giant visuals and occasionally bombastic delivery require vision, but primary, the way I remember feeling as I drifted off to sleep, knowing my interplanetary travel would be okay because my parents were in the other room.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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Surreal and inventive, Journey uses minimal lighting and beautiful projections to retell this classic French story. It’s a unique sensory poem of voices, shapes and movement, not like anything else I’ve seen at Fringe.

Even in shadows, the performances fully support the style of the piece. Patricia Mizen is particularly strong, embodying her many characters with grace. Irina Kompa’s unique vision gives this show its uniqueness.

It’s a calming and lovely hour of theatre.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


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The Little Prince is one of my all time, favorite stories. And Irina Kompa’s retelling of it in the span of 45 minutes totally works. She hits the highlights and main themes, but at the same time adds some new and interesting theatrical elements that keep this telling of the story fresh. I was totally engaged the whole time, and quite impressed by how the actors transformed themselves into multiple characters throughout the production. I don’t want to give too much away, but there are some creative uses of lighting that make watching the story a whole new theatrical experience.

sweet - Stacy Dymalski


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With stunning visual design by Seb Brown, a compact cast of three, and a series of creative lighting choices, Kompa and her team bring The Journey of the Little Prince to life. Patricia Mizen and Transe Carter are excellent chameleons, playing characters both big and outlandish to small and subtle with equal proficiency.

sweet - Nikki Muller - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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This is the hardest review I've ever written for Fringe because I'm twenty-five and I think I'm the exact sort of cynical adult that the Little Prince would rightly deride. I tried hard to engage with the production, I really did, but I was not able to give in to the sense of childlike wonder that this piece encourages. And that's... sad to me.

The silhouettes were neat to watch and helped add to the sense of fantasy. The use of shadows was creative, and I really enjoyed the good morning/good night bit with the string lights around Transe's neck. Transe's performance, by the way, was very enjoyable and my favorite of the production - he has really great energy and commitment.

The Little Prince's insights are often witty and sometimes thought-provoking.

I have not read the original story, but this appears to be a very faithful adaptation.

At times, the show could get static. With such little movement, some of the encounters the Little Prince had felt too long.

Also, this show is billed as a "sensory experience," but I never felt like the production went as far as it could have with the concept. Most of the time, we were watching motionless shadows and listening to dialogue with the occasional dance transition, sound cue, or projection.

I do think the message of this show is valuable, but it's one that I've been inundated with my whole life and I'm currently in my rebellious phase with it for... reasons that don't need to be delved into here. This is very much a subjective response, I know, but I can't help the way I feel and I don't want to lie about it. I've been putting off writing this review because it gives me an existential meltdown every time I try.

I'm too cynical for a show like this. And that bums me out, really.

sweet-sour - Drew Petriello


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With stunning visual design by Seb Brown, a compact cast of three, and a series of creative lighting choices, Kompa and her team bring The Journey of the Little Prince to life. Patricia Mizen and Transe Carter are excellent chameleons, playing characters both big and outlandish to small and subtle with equal proficiency.

sweet - Nikki Muller - Fringe Review UK - ...read full review


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Lyrical and Visual as all get out, "The Journey of the Little Prince" connects the way the source material does: through your heart. Not about the words as much as the feeling, the show is simple. Not simplistic because the giant visuals and occasionally bombastic delivery require vision, but primary, the way I remember feeling as I drifted off to sleep, knowing my interplanetary travel would be okay because my parents were in the other room.

sweet - Jonathan Tipton Meyers


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Surreal and inventive, Journey uses minimal lighting and beautiful projections to retell this classic French story. It’s a unique sensory poem of voices, shapes and movement, not like anything else I’ve seen at Fringe.

Even in shadows, the performances fully support the style of the piece. Patricia Mizen is particularly strong, embodying her many characters with grace. Irina Kompa’s unique vision gives this show its uniqueness.

It’s a calming and lovely hour of theatre.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


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The Little Prince is one of my all time, favorite stories. And Irina Kompa’s retelling of it in the span of 45 minutes totally works. She hits the highlights and main themes, but at the same time adds some new and interesting theatrical elements that keep this telling of the story fresh. I was totally engaged the whole time, and quite impressed by how the actors transformed themselves into multiple characters throughout the production. I don’t want to give too much away, but there are some creative uses of lighting that make watching the story a whole new theatrical experience.

sweet - Stacy Dymalski


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This is the hardest review I've ever written for Fringe because I'm twenty-five and I think I'm the exact sort of cynical adult that the Little Prince would rightly deride. I tried hard to engage with the production, I really did, but I was not able to give in to the sense of childlike wonder that this piece encourages. And that's... sad to me.

The silhouettes were neat to watch and helped add to the sense of fantasy. The use of shadows was creative, and I really enjoyed the good morning/good night bit with the string lights around Transe's neck. Transe's performance, by the way, was very enjoyable and my favorite of the production - he has really great energy and commitment.

The Little Prince's insights are often witty and sometimes thought-provoking.

I have not read the original story, but this appears to be a very faithful adaptation.

At times, the show could get static. With such little movement, some of the encounters the Little Prince had felt too long.

Also, this show is billed as a "sensory experience," but I never felt like the production went as far as it could have with the concept. Most of the time, we were watching motionless shadows and listening to dialogue with the occasional dance transition, sound cue, or projection.

I do think the message of this show is valuable, but it's one that I've been inundated with my whole life and I'm currently in my rebellious phase with it for... reasons that don't need to be delved into here. This is very much a subjective response, I know, but I can't help the way I feel and I don't want to lie about it. I've been putting off writing this review because it gives me an existential meltdown every time I try.

I'm too cynical for a show like this. And that bums me out, really.

sweet-sour - Drew Petriello