Spaceheater presents the premiere of ‘Saint Ex,' a physical poem. This wild, fervant, and tender tale unravels the life and love of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, confronting the relationship between artist and muse, and revealing the contentious love behind “The Little Prince.”
The show stems from the curiosity of Nathan, co-creator and sole performer of Saint Ex. Intrigued, frustrated, and enlightened by The Artist’s relationship to The Muse, he found a poetic analysis in the story of Consuelo de Saint Exupéry (née Suncín), and her book, “The Tale of the Rose,” a memoir of her life with aviator, author, and husband, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Behind his best selling novella, “The Little Prince,” lies a man who yearns to love the world but is incapable of loving his wife, and a woman who gives up everything to love her husband only to find herself alone in his place. ‘Saint Ex’ premiered at 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival (Rarig Arena) and had subsequent performances at 2018 So-Fi Festival (Torn Page, New York).
Featuring Nathan Gebhard, directed by Jeesun Choi, with costumes by Clara Cavins Wolford. Presented by Spaceheater.