CUMMINS & SCOULLAR'S 'THE LITTLE PRINCE'

Genre: Kids, Other
Based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

This eight person international (and gender-bending) ensemble tells the story of a world-weary and disenchanted Aviator whose 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." in the process teaching him the truth about what really matters in life.
About the Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.
Founded in early 2001, Nicu’s Spoon is dedicated to producing socially reflective theatre that innovatively challenges stereotypes, and touches the heart in an unexpected way. We are the central theater group in New York City who acts as a home for all - differing colors, abilities, ages, genders, and abilities. We celebrate collaboration in developing productions that are pertinent to today’s global, diverse and rapidly changing world. New York City is full of people who are on the move and unheard, in every skin imaginable. We are committed to involving the spectrum of diverse and multi-abled voices in play selection, programs & internships, our artistic, production and volunteer staffs, and in our audience. Each play involves the rainbow we see around us on the streets of NYC. We see only possibilities and intend to change our perception of the world, one play at a time….

Open:   07/06/05
Close:   07/31/05

Schedule:
Wednesday to Saturday at 8:00PM, Sundays @ 3:00PM
Theater:   Pelican Studio Theatre
Address:   750 8th Avenue, 6th floor
New York, NY 10036
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Cost:$15.00, $12.00 Students and Seniors, $8.00 children 5-12, Opening Night $25.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444
Company: Nicu's Spoon, Inc.         Official Web Site: www.spoontheater.org
Bart Mallard (the Aviator) is also a filmmaker, and loves to make paintings, photographs, and t-shirts with truthful words on them. This is play number 3 with Nicu's Spoon. Mallard finished his MFA at the Actors Studio Drama School at New School University in 2000. Thank YOU for being here. Thank you, Stephanie, for the fun. May Nicu's Spoon have many years of success and support. FEEL THINK HEAL.

Jyotsna Du Ciel is an international performing artist. Credits include- Theatre: Suburbia (OOBR Award), 167 Tongues, The Little Prince among others. TV/Film: Law &Order Criminal Intent, Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood, The Great New Wonderful (Tribeca Film Festival). Jyotsna is a graduate of the film program at Boston University.

Ani Mandara (Conceited Man/Geographer/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Off Off-Broadway debut in The Little Prince. A recent graduate of Syracuse University, she recieved her BS in Communications and a minor in dramatic arts. She garnered the Best Actress award at the Connecicut Drama Festival for her portrayal of "Ginya" in Nine Armenians. Other roles include "Kate" in Taming of the Shrew and "Sarah" in Women & Wallace. A dancer for years, she has performed on stage and featured in the film version of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. Born and raised in Connecticut, this is Ani's first gig in the big apple and is thrilled to jump into this wondeful experience! She would like to thank her mom, dad and amazing sister for their unconditional love and support in fulfilling her dreams! Special thanks to Stephanie for taking a chance!

Sheera Gefen (Desert Flower/Businessperson) is a graduate of Barnard College and Fordham Law School and currently works as a matrimonial attorney in NYC. She was trained in acting at NYC's HB Studio and has pursued her passion by performing with the NYC Spanish Portuguese Ladino Players Theater group, the Rockaway Park Playhouse, the Theater Studio, Inc., the New York Comedy Club and in numerous off-off Broadway plays with Love Creek Productions. She is delighted to be making her debut performance with Nicu's Spoon and, as always, thanks her wonderful family and friends for their love and support.

Clarice Allee (King & Lamplighter) is happy to be back with Nicu's Spoon after participating in the Spring reading series. She served in the Peace Corps in Guyana, South America for two years where she created and directed an all-girls theater group that toured the country performing skits to promote HIV/AIDS awareness. Clarice taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Special Education for three years in a New York City public school. In addition, she has an M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Angela Rose and Maria Rose Popovic (The Little Prince) are making their New York theater debut. They have performed before in Croatian Children's Theater Festivals. They most recently were seen in The Main Character', shown in the NY Independent Film Festival. They also have done film work in 'Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen', 'Dark Water' and 'Law & Order'. They have also been in the independent film 'Twinkletoes' and have done many commercials and modeling. They speak English and Croatian, rollerblade, swim, pogo-stick, sing, dance, ski, play soccer and ride motor scooters! They thank Tito from Gala Acting & Modeling School' and they want to thank their Mom, Linda, for coming to rehearsals with them!
Hannah Oberman-Breindel (The Fox) is a rising senior at Yale University, favorite roles include Cinderella, from "Into the Woods," and Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls." So excited to be working at Nicu's Spoon. Thanks and much love to family and friends.

Alvaro Sena is back with Nicu's Spoon after appearing in the last production of 'Cherish' where he received rave reviews. He was also in 'The Little Prince' where he made his main stage debut and his New York debut. He started his career in Brazil and most of his credits include Shakespeare, Garcia Lorca, Heiner Mueller. He has acted and worked with talented, respected and professional brazilian authors. He also worked as a intern for The Cultural Foundation of Curitiba and his training came from The University of Arts of Parana - a four year program. He moved to NY to expand his career and he attended acting classes at Michael Howard's and SFT and Theater Dance at The Broadway Dance Center. He would like to thank all his family for their love, friends for always being there, God and again Stephanie for always being a such special person. He made his directorial debut this spring - directing 'Wit'.