8/31/2016 10:31 AM
Siskiyou Performing Arts Center (SPAC) produced Little Match Girl several years ago - 5 performances of full houses and rave reviews! We are producing it again December 2016. Our cast, staff and beloved audiences found the play touching, timely and realistic. Dodge, the main character, is a strong tough girl on the outside. We learn the circumstances of her current situation and come to understand that every homeless person has their own story to tell. Our audience members ranged in age from 5 to 95 and we found the exploration of homelessness especially appropriate for the Christmas season.
1/17/2015 10:58 PM
The previous review of this play correctly identifies it as a condemnation of homelessness, and suggests it might be a worthy choice for adult theatre, but unfortunately provides a one star rating, effectively shutting off readers who might find the script worth considering. What the script manages to do is tell a fully-realized contemporary story inspired by a very brief fairy tale by Andersen, retaining the spirit and intent of Andersen's ending. Perhaps the author should have re-titled his adaptation "Dodge" or something rather than Andersen's title. Still, it's worth reading, and worth producing, if you have the theatre company to pull it off.
9/2/2014 8:36 AM
I was so excited to receive the script in the mail, but quickly became upset with the content. I understand that the author was trying to bring the realities of homelessness to light, but this play is not suitable for younger actors or audience members. I believe that there are other ways to portray the tragedies of a young girl's street life without discussing some of thoes very adult situations mentioned in the play. This play may be appropriate for a community theatre whose target audience does not involve young children, but it it definitely not appropriate for a school.