The Little Prince

In order to best protect our community and artists during this time, it is with a heavy heart that we write to announce that Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University has made the difficult decision to postpone our remaining 39th season performances of The Little Prince and Bud, Not Buddy.

Read our full statement on program updates here.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic tale tells the story of a child, the little prince, who travels the universe gaining wisdom. The Little Prince tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose sputtering plane strands him in the Sahara Desert and a mysterious, regal “little man” who appears and asks him to “Please, sir, draw me a sheep.” During their two weeks together in the desert, the Little Prince tells the Aviator about his adventures through the galaxy, how he met the Lamplighter and the Businessman and the Geographer, and about his strained relationship with a very special flower on his own tiny planet. The Little Prince talks to everyone he meets: a garden of roses, the Snake and a Fox who wishes to be tamed. From each he gains a unique insight which he shares with the Aviator: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.” “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” At length, both the “little man” and the Aviator must go home—each with a new understanding of how to laugh, cry, and love again.

In rep with Bud, Not Buddy

Recommended for ages 8+

By Rick Cummins and John Scoullar
Adapted from the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Directed by Emily Ranii

This production runs time is 90 minutes with no intermission

Our student matinee series is sponsored by the Yawkey Foundation
ASL & Audio Described Performances are Sunday, April 26th at 2pm & Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm.

Video coming soon

  • Box Office: 617-353-3001;
  • Location: 180 The Riverway on the Fenway Campus of Boston University
  • Parking: Parking is available at MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue
  • MBTA: Fenway or Longwood on Green Riverside Line (D train); CT busses to Beth Israel
  • Access: The Theatre is wheelchair accessible. All performances are Open Captioned. Scheduled performances are interpreted in American Sign Language and Audio-described.

Show Information

April 8 - May 23, 2020

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
ASL & AD Performances
Sunday, April 26th at 2pm & Saturday, May 23rd at 2pm
Tickets: $20-$40