The Little Prince

‘The Little Prince’ will be performed this week at the Theater at the Imperial Centre.

The local summer production series will return this week to the Theater at the Imperial Centre with performances of “The Little Prince.”

“The Little Prince” is a production based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It will include local youth ages 6-18, telling the story of a world-weary aviator whose malfunctioning plane strands him in the Sahara Desert.

Artistic and Managing Director Brooke Edwards will direct the production, while music direction will be led by Benjamin Griffith and Shawn Leonard.

“We have such a talented group of young people who have come together to tell this important story,” Edwards said. “Our community will be blown away from these performances, and I think it is an important story to be telling right now. I think we have all learned, ‘What’s important is invisible to the eye.’”

Showtimes will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will be general seating and are available by visiting imperialcentre.org or calling 252-972-1266.