Take two clowns and let them bring one of the most widely read books in the world to the stage - and there you have it, a recipe for success that will captivate audiences of all ages. With "The Little Clown", the two clown performers Katrin Jantz and Hanna Münch from Ulm have succeeded in lovingly adapting the philosophical fairy tale "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The result is a poetic and mischievous play that takes its audience on a journey into another world and makes a plea for humanity.
The students and teachers of the Ludwigsfeld/Neu-Ulm elementary school recently had the opportunity to accompany the curious little clown on his journey to find a friend together with him. In a total of three performances, the two actresses took the children into a magical world and brought the most diverse adventures to life with a great deal of emotion and wit. Thanks to the lovingly designed stage set and the elaborate costumes, diving into this fantasy world was literally child's play, so that all spectators, whether young or old, were able to gather many beautiful impressions at the end and thus enjoyed a wonderful little break from everyday school life.
The play, which we produced in the course of our Advent fundraising campaign was supposed to be performed in December, but had to be postponed due to the pandemic. We think the wait for the little clown was more than worth it.