The Durban Alliance Française hosted a spectacular African interpretation of the well known play, The Little Prince, which met a standing ovation on Thursday, 1 November at Durban University of Technology’s Courtyard Theatre. The Durban performances from 1 to 3 November formed part of a national tour and four talented actors from the Kwasha Theatre Company, a programme at the Market Theatre, carried the story seamlessly. Pictured are Kwasha actors who took the stage by storm. 

Photos by Dee-Ann Kaaijk

Director, Clara Vaughan, who is the head of Market Theatre Laboratory, said that the Kwasha company aims to help actors build sustainable careers.

Director at the Durban Alliance Française, Vincent Frontczyk, said that the play balanced African and French influences.
“It was a nice African adaptation, but retained the philosophy of the original play,” said Frontczyk.
“Alliance Française undertook the organisation for the event,” added Frontczyk. “The actors really enjoyed the space in durban and felt welcomed by the Durban audience,” he said. Alliance Française of Durban was founded in 1936 and its activities include French courses of various levels and organisation of socio-cultural activities.