Rocky Mount, NC: Local Youth to Perform Productions of “The Little Prince”

The Little Prince musical poster. Source: Jessie Nunery, city of Rocky Mount
The Little Prince musical poster. Source: Jessie Nunery, city of Rocky Mount

The staff at the Theater at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences announces the return of the local summer production series. The 2021 production, “The Little Prince,” will be performed July 22-25, 2021 in the theatre at Imperial Centre, 270 Gay Street in downtown Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

The Little Prince musical poster. Source: Jessie Nunery, city of Rocky Mount
The Little Prince musical poster. Source: Jessie Nunery, city of Rocky Mount

The Little Prince is a production based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. It will include local youth ages 6-18, telling the story of a world-weary aviator whose malfunctioning plane strands him on the Sahara Desert.  Artistic and Managing Director Brooke Edwards will direct the production, while music direction will be led by Benjamin Griffith and Shawn Leonard.

Showtimes are July 22-24, 2021 (7:30pm) and Sunday, July 25, 2021 (2pm). Tickets will be general seating and are available by visiting imperialcentre.org or calling 252.972.1266.

“We have such a talented group of young people who have come together to tell this important story,” Edwards said. “Our community will be blown away from these performances, and I think it is an important story to be telling right now. I think we have all learned, “What’s important is invisible to the eye.”

The city of Rocky Mount, located in the Coastal Plains of North Carolina, was incorporated in 1867 and lies in Edgecombe and Nash Counties. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina, the city’s 875 employees serve approximately 58,000 residents daily. Visit www.rockymountnc.gov.

 

Source: Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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