Whimsical Adaptations Take Stage for Summer Season
Idaho Repertory Theatre (IRT) brings live theater to the Palouse this summer with “The Little Prince,” a stage adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved classic, and “Swan Boy,” an Idaho Repertory Theatre for Youth (IRTY) production.
“Swan Boy,” based on a tale by Hans Christian Andersen, is the story of a girl who learns how to communicate with sign language in order to remove a curse on her brother. With the help of a lively forest gnome, she comes to understand the importance of acceptance and determination. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. June 20 and 27 and July 11 in The Forge Theater, 404 Sweet Ave., Moscow. All “Swan Boy” performances are free of charge. Tickets are available now at BookPeople of Moscow and by phone at 208-885-6465.
“It’s our gift to the community, to thank everyone for their loyal support,” says Producing Artistic Director Ann Hoste. “We also hope to encourage young, first-time theatergoers to experience the magic of live performance."
“The Little Prince” is a beautiful tale of friendship, love and loss. Adapted and directed by UI’s award-winning assistant professor in theater Matt Foss, the play is suitable for audiences of all ages and will include puppets with live actors. Performances are 7:30 p.m. July 23-25, 31 and Aug. 1, 7-8, with afternoon matinees at 2 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 2, at the Hartung Theater, 625 Stadium Drive in Moscow. Prices are $15 general admission, $10 UI faculty, staff and seniors 55 and older, and $5 for children 12 and younger. Tickets go on sale in July at BookPeople of Moscow, at the UI Theatre Arts Department (Shoup Hall 201) and at the door. Tickets are also available by phone at 208-885-6465.
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