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The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl

Adapted by Herman Ammann. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale.

Product Code: LJ2000

  • One-act Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 8m., 10w., extras.

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$8.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $35/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Hans Christian Andersen's tragic story is dramatized with love and tenderness. Ragged, hungry little Maggie tries to sell matches on the icy streets of a cold city, but no one will buy them—not because people are malicious or spiteful, but because they are so involved in their own interests that they fail to understand the needs of others. In desperation Maggie lights her matches to warm herself. She doesn't get warm, but somehow her pitiful little flame lights up the world around her. It is especially meaningful at Christmas—or any season. Maggie may be almost any age of childhood—from a preschooler to a young high school girl. And her story appeals to children and adults alike. This play is ideal for directors who want to use a large number of people; the size of the cast is virtually unlimited. Fourteen girls and eleven boys appeared in the premiere production. However, the size of the cast may be drastically reduced by letting some of the characters play two, or even three, parts. The Usher, for example, might double as the Grandmother and a passerby.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show One-act Play
  • Product Code LJ2000
  • Cast Size 18
  • Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
  • Cost $8.95
  • Approx. Run Time 30 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780886801113
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Nasson Center Redevelopment Inc. Sanford Maine 12/6/2019 12/15/2019
Ennis Junior High Ennis Texas 2/7/2020 2/7/2020
Pin Oak Middle Bellaire Texas 12/12/2019 12/12/2019
Canfield Village Middle School Canfield Ohio 11/15/2019 11/17/2019
Corwin International Magnet School Pueblo Colorado 12/17/2019 12/18/2019