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An Evening of French Theater: Terre des Hommes

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New City School

5209 Waterman Boulevard

St. Louis, MO 63108

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"Terre des hommes"
d'après Antoine de Saint Exupery
with Companie Caravague*


About the Presentation:

Adaptation & direction by André Nerman

Featuring Pascal Germain and André Nerman

Artistic collaboration by Stéphanie Laurent

Assistant director Marie Meunant


Description of the Presentation:

The show is a theatrical adaptation of the book, Terre des hommes (1939), by Saint-Exupéry which won both the Grand Prize for Novels by the French Academy and the National Book Award. The presentation brings together several adventures experienced by the author while he was pilot for Compagnie Aéropostale, one of the first international airmail carriers of the world. Saint-Exupéry is the author of the world-renowned book, Le petit Prince (The Little Prince).

In this adaptation, a present-day man, during a plane trip falls asleep reading Terre des hommes... In his dream he finds Saint-Exupéry and they will relive together the story of the book, the fabulous journey of these pioneers who were among the first to discover the earth from high in the sky.

From his beginnings at Aéropostale in 1920 until a crash in Libya in 1935, St-Exupéry was a man searching for meaning in the closed and fragile world of an airplane cockpit struggling with the elements.

"Man reveals himself by measuring himself against the obstacle ..." Saint-Exupéry tells us. And from this tormented sky he discovers a land where the lights are coming closer. "We must try to meet..." this quest for brotherhood is also a message that we explore in St-Exupéry.

In the two-man play, the dreaming man on the plane will become all these characters that St-Exupéry will meet during his missions: his superiors, his teammates, and certain strangers, during unexpected encounters in the hostile and unexplored lands of Africa.

Terre des hommes is a collection of autobiographical essays by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, published in February 1939 in France, where he received the Grand Prize for Novels by the Académie Française, and subsequently in the United States, under the title Wind, Sand and Stars (National Book Award, 1939). Most literary experts accept that St-Exupéry's experiences, in particular his crash in the African desert, provided him with the inspiration for Le Petit Prince.


Time: PLEASE ARRIVE by 2:30pm so everyone is seated before curtain time promptly at 3:00 pm. We reserve the right to delay seating you if you arrive after 2:50 pm. Seating is, of course, limited to the number of permanent seats in the auditorium. To ensure you will be seated, you should buy your tickets using this Eventbrite listing (a $3 discount over tickets-at-the-door pricing). When all seats have been sold, we reserve the right to stop ticket sales without notice.

Location: New City School is located at 5209 Waterman Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108.

Map & Directions:

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Seating: Seating is non-reserved except as labeled in the theater or for handicapped guests. Guests needing ADA seating should arrive by 2:30 pm to facilitate getting to your location.

ADA Accessible from the street and within theater. There is designated handicapped parking close to the building. Drivers of handicapped guests may drop your guest(s) off on the north side of the school where the ADA-compliant entry is located. Please avoid parking here as this is a private street.

Parking: Please try to park on Waterman Blvd. on the south side of the school. There is also parking in a small lot on the southeast corner of Lake and Waterman intersection, accessible from Lake. As space may be limited, please be considerate when you park; don't leave excess space between parallel-parked vehicles. Please avoid parking on private streets.

Public Transportation: The nearest bus stop is on the corner of Lake & Waterman on the Gold Route. On Sundays, this stop is serviced every 30 minutes. The entrance to the venue is across the street, about 150 ft away. WAAAAY easier than parking.

No concealed carry of weapons of any kind in the school.

Photography & Audio-Video Recording: Please do not photograph, video or audio record any part of the performance. This is a typical consideration of performing arts events except by prior arrangement with the production company. There will be opportunity after the event to take selfies and posed group photos with the performers. Thank you.


Co-Sponsors:

Alliance Française de St. Louis, La Société Française de St. Louis, Les Amis, Lindenwood University, New City School, St. Louis & Lyon Sister Cities, St. Louis University, & The Jane and Bruce Robert Endowment.


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