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John Clark Donhue


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Little Match Girl, The

Little Match Girl, The

Hans Christian andersens tale of a poor little girl who is trying to sell matches on the coldest day of the year. Ill-clad and shivering, shes afraid to return home empty-handed for fear shell be beaten. The holiday merry-makers are too engrossed in their own worlds to pay attention to the ragged child as she slowly freezes to death. In an attempt to get warm, the girl lights her matches. With each one she makes a wish and sees visions of worlds known to her only from her grandmothers stories, visions of a street carnival, a toy shop, a holiday feast, a skating party, a grand ball and a warm, green meadow. In her final moments, she gets a vision of her grandmother who takes her away to heaven.

from book by Hans Christian Andersen

1st Produced:
Children's Theatre Company-Minneapolis.    1970


1st Published:   -


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90 min adaptation

Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  ensemble

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