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Sept. 26-29: CLC Theatre presents fall children’s show ‘The Little Prince’

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 10, 2019

The College of Lake County Theatre department presents its fall children’s play “The Little Prince,” at 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and 27; at 4 and 7 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 28; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Performances take place in the Mainstage Theatre, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, on CLC’s Grayslake Campus.

A beloved children’s classic, “The Little Prince” has enchanted both children and adults alike for 75 years. It is the story of a world-weary aviator whose malfunctioning plane strands him in the middle of the Sahara Desert. There, he meets an imaginative boy who claims to hail from an unknown star. The Little Prince delights the aviator with stories of his adventures and teaches him the secret of what is really important in life.

The play, by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar, isPhoto of actors in The Little Prince stage play adapted from the book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. “There is good reason why ‘The Little Prince,” has become such a lasting and beloved novel over the decades, worldwide, for children and adults alike,” said Alicia Hall, adjunct theatre professor who is directing the play. “There is a truth that children know but adults all too often forget, that ‘what is essential is invisible to the eye’. This is at the heart of this classic novel and loving stage adaptation. Come with us as we go on an imaginative journey through the desert and the stars with a young guide who reminds us all of the transformational power of seeing the world, and one another, through our hearts.”

Photo (from left): Helen Murphy (The Little Prince) and Isabella Parra (Rose) rehearse a scene from CLC Theatre's production of “The Little Prince.”

Tickets are available in person at the Box Office, by phone at (847) 543-2300 or online at, which also has pricing and discount information. To request sign language interpreting, please contact the Box Office at least two weeks in advance.

‘The Little Prince’ cast and hometowns

Little Prince:  *Helen Murphy; Highland Park

Aviator:  *Reese Starzec; Round Lake

Rose:  Bella Parra; Grayslake

Snake:  *Briana Livesay; Wauconda

Conceited Man, Lamplighter, Fox: *Cooper Samson; Lake Bluff

King, Business Man, Geographer: *Owen Skarbalus; Lindenhurst

Live Artist: *Lucero Martinez; Gurnee

Artist Assistant/Puppeteer: *Halee Spencer; Round Lake Beach

* denotes current CLC student

About the CLC Theatre Department

The CLC Theatre Department offers 13 different courses and an Associate in Arts degree, with emphasis either on theatre performance (acting/directing) or technical theatre (design/stage management). For more information, contact the Communication Arts, Humanities and Fine Arts division at (847) 543-2040 or visit Or become a fan of the College of Lake County Theatre Department Facebook page.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is an innovative community college in Lake County, Ill. that transforms lives with its variety of accessible, quality education options. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, College of Lake County provides affordable options in a state-of-the-art setting close to home. A large student network, with small class sizes, provides advantages to our students on a career-related program or a path toward a transfer degree. We’re proud to serve the diverse needs of our community and student body. Connect to your future today at College of Lake County.