based on Hans Christian Andersen
Directed by: Simona Vintilă
A little girl is walking barefoot and sad on the streets decorated in the spirit of Christmas, trying to sell matches. She is so cold that she lights her first match. In the light of that match, she feels as though she's sitting before a heated stove. However, the feeling lasts just as long as the match is burning. Gradually, the little girl lights the rest of the matches and she slips into a deeper state of dreaming. Finally, she meets her grandmother and asks her to take her with her to heavens.
"The issue is how to translate astory into a stage play, so it can
still be perceived as a story, without hindering its relation to the
emotional load. Director Simona Vintilă invents yet another story; how
do we find actors to interpret the characters. Namely, a way to
introduce the little spectators in the magic of the play to which they
also participate, in the Studio Hall of the German State Theatre
Timișoara. Already specialised in staging for children, Simona Vintilă
feels and knows how to work with means of expression, to convey the
charm of the story together with the emotions and even the dramatic
meanings of the events."