The Little Match Girl

by  Jack Neary, Hans Christian Andersen

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  6m, 8f

The Hans Christian Andersen holiday classic is given an up-tempo, contemporary spin by the author of Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp and First Night.

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    6m, 8f
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    Fantasy

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The Hans Christian Andersen holiday classic is given an up-tempo, contemporary spin by the author of Aladdin And The Wonderful Lamp and First Night. Dodge is a twelve-year old girl, an orphaned street kid, cleverly living on her own. On New Year's Eve, she meets James, a fourteen-year old runaway whose sour outlook on life Dodge finds challenging. Dodge decides to show James the good stuff of his life by revealing to him the power of the magic matchsticks given to her by her Grandmother. Both her life and his will never again be the same. Highly suspenseful, with flashes of great action, humor and warmth, this magical story will captivate and delight audiences during the holidays, and all year round.
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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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6m, 8f
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Authors

Jack Neary

Jack Neary's plays have been produced all over the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. He is the author of Samuel French plays First Night and Sandbag, Stage Left (as John Anthony), as well as adaptations of The Fall of the House of Usher, Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, and The Little Match Girl. His Jerry Finne ...

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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales make up a necessary componenant to any collection of fairy tales. In fact, Andersen's life was like a fairy tale in many ways. Out of the poverty, hardship, and loneliness of his youth, he came to be one of the most honored men of his time. Many of the more than 16 ...

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