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The Match Girl\'s Gift: A Christmas Story
The Match Girl's Gift: A Christmas Story
"Rings with a moral intensity that would make Dickens proud. Here's a holiday entertainment that trembles with the true, radical spirit of Christmas: giving when it counts the most." —The Tennessean
By Laurie Brooks.

Cast: 3m., 3w., optional ensemble of up to 8 children. On Christmas Eve 1898, in the heart of New York City, a gentle snowfall turns fashionable Washington Square into the very picture of a Currier and Ives holiday print, except … huddled by the steps of an elegant brownstone is a ragged little girl. When her Gran arrives bringing her a gift of "waking dreams" that help her imagine what might be, Lizzie, the match girl, goes into the grand house and offers a unique gift to the family inside. Encouraged by Pitch, the climbing boy, and Henry, the confused young gentleman who lives in the grand house, Lizzie recognizes her own beauty and realizes that without our dreams for the future, we are without hope. This inspiring retelling of a classic story empowers Hans Christian Andersen's little match girl to triumph over despair through the power of belief and the pursuit of dreams. Commissioned and premiered by Nashville Children's Theatre. Unit set. Approximate Running Time: 60 minutes.

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Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  MF6
Cast Size:  6
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  54
Royalty:  $100.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $10.95
Approx. Running Time:  60 min.
Genre: Drama | Holiday
ISBN (10): 1583425535
Publication Date: 05/01/2008
Laurie Brooks is an award-winning playwright and young adult fiction author whose innovative After-Play Interactive Forum designs are changing the way theatres engage audiences. Awards include TCG's National Theatre Artist Residency Program with the Coterie Theatre, Kansas City, Mo.; AT&T Firststage Award; and three Distinguished Play Awards and the Charlotte B. Chorpenning Cup from AATE. She has received grants from ...More
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