Built entirely out of the writings of its central characters, North explores Anne Morrow Lindbergh's (wife to aviator Charles) fascination with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author of The Little Prince), as well as her struggle to orient herself, to reconcile motherhood with work and love with duty, and to articulate the responsibility of the artist to a world sunk in war.
North is based on historical fact. But it is a work of fiction.
The for/ward company is dedicated to dynamic stagings and innovative interpretations of material from the historical record. Sometimes, to make it easy, we call what we do adaptation, but it's really something more like reimagining, remaking, or recreating. We're not attempting historical reconstruction, documentary theatre, or biographical drama. We are finding a way to get beautiful words and the fascinating people who wrote them onstage in vibrant, physical, and textured ways.
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