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'Talking Art' With Aaron Randolph III And Daniel Rairdin-Hale

Courtesy of QC Theatre Workshop
QC Theatre Workshop rehearsing "The Little Prince"

The Little Prince is being performed by the QC Theatre Workshop for three weekends, from May 3 to May 19, 2019. Based on the beloved 1943 book by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, this all-ages story has been adapted for the stage by Aaron Randolph III, Artistic Director of the QC Theatre Workshop.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote and illustrated "The Little Prince"

The production includes hand-made puppets and masks created by Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Theatre Chair and Associate Professor at St. Ambrose University. Mr. Rairdin-Hale also performs the role of the prince in this show through one of his meticulously crafted puppet creations and has been on sabbatical from St. Ambrose this semester to work on the project.

Listen to our conversation here with Aaron Randolph III and Daniel Rairdin-Hale about their collaboration on this production, the themes and deeper lessons of The Little Prince which contribute to its enduring appeal, and the original music and artwork that have been created specifically for this show.

The QC Theatre Workshop is located at 1730 Wilkes Avenue in Davenport. Reservations can be made online, where you can also view a complete listing of performance dates and times. The theatre has a “pay-what-it's-worth” policy, where viewers are asked for a donation at the conclusion of the show, in contrast to the traditional ticketed format.

Credit Courtesy of QC Theatre Workshop
Courtesy of QC Theatre Workshop
All artistic elements of the QC Theatre Workshop's production of "The Little Prince" are locally designed, including the masks and puppetry.

The QC Theatre Workshop aspires to help members of our community live their best lives by providing financially and emotionally accessible theatre. Come see this show, where we are reminded that “one sees clearly only with the heart”!

Carolyn Martin joined WVIK as a host of Talking Art in 2017. A long-time fan of NPR programming with a love of storytelling and all art forms, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to speak with creative people who beautify our community and make the Quad Cities region an even better place to live.