The Little Prince | Lookingglass Theatre Company | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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Louise Lamson and Amelia Hefferon

Louise Lamson and Amelia Hefferon

Liz Lauren

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through March 16 2014
Price: $45-$75
I don't know why people persist in believing that The Little Prince is a children's book. To be fair, that is how it was intended by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, who wrote it in 1942. And it looks like a children's book: large type, lots of pictures. The title character is a child. On the other hand, I don't know any children who actually like the book. The copy my daughter was given six years ago, when she was in first grade, remains pristine, opened only once, when I tried reading it to her at bedtime and was ordered—in the same commanding manner the Little Prince himself displays—to find something else. A worldwide best seller since its publication in 1943, the book remains very much a thing that adults give to children, rather than something many children would choose themselves. Continue reading >>

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