If you live in Paris, or are passing through between November 17 and 27, don’t miss this play adapted from the works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery, at the Théâtre Douze, Porte de Vincennes.
July 31, 1944. The Lockheed P-38 Lightning reconnaissance plane piloted by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry finishes its mission with a crash-landing in the Mediterranean, almost vertical and at high-speed. A French icon loses his life, but the legend of an exceptional man is born. These final moments act as a central theme in this play, which also explores the final years of Saint-Exupéry’s life, particularly in the USA.
There are four actors, playing six characters, who come together to tell his stories, taken from his most famous writings: “Night Flight”, “Wind, Sand and Stars”, “The Little Prince” etc.
From one reality (Saint-Exupéry’s final fall) to another (his daily routine towards the end of his life), the spectator is carried along on a long-distance journey, where one of Saint-Exupéry’s most famous lines takes on all of its meaning: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
“De là-haut je regarde les Hommes”, adapted from the works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Adaptation and direction: Laure Definod. From November 17 to 27, 2022, Thursday to Saturday 20:30 and Sunday 15:30. At the Théâtre Douze: 6, avenue Maurice Ravel, 75012 Paris. Porte de Vincennes metro station