I just realized that I forgot to talk about Le Petit Prince! For some reason I thought I had already written something, but I guess not.
Anyway, it was very, very good. It was done in a very modern sort of style, with a minimalistic set. There were four actors, three from France. I was very proud of myself, because I understood most all of it- of course, it helps that I've read it before.
Le Petit Prince especially did a very good job, I think. It must be a terribly hard part to play, considering that the Prince isn't a human. He's not even a child. He's a symbol- he must represent innocence, trust, and at the same time wisdom. That's a tough role to play. Nonetheless, the actor did a great job.
Throughout the play there were little musical bits, oftentimes accentuating pantomime. In the beginning, for instance, when the Prince asks Saint-Exupery to draw a mouton, Saint-Exupery responded by drawing with his finger in the air. Another player was backstage, and as Saint-Exupery drew, he mimicked his penstrokes with the violin- as Saint-Exupery drew a line up, the violin got higher, and vice verca. I suppose it's hard to explain. Anyway, it was very effective.
All in all, a fantastic play!
While we're at it, you can have a second song of the day: Le Vent Nous Portera, from Noir Désir. You can find it here. I should add that if you do listen to it, don't watch the music video- I like the music, but the video is pretty doof.