Flight to Arras

21:00 3 October

State Puppet Theatre (small stage)


The Creative Partnership is a framework for material generated by Simon Piaseck and others. The work can range from text-based plays to events, installations, and live art performances “Flight to Arras” is adapted from Pilote de guerre, a memoir by French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Written in 1942, it recounts his role in the French Air Force as pilot of a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. The book condenses months of flights into a single terrifying mission over the town of Arras. Saint-Exupéry survived the French defeat but refused to join the Royal Air Force over political differences with de Gaulle and in late 1940 went to New York where he accepted the National Book Award for Wind, Sand and Stars.