Christmas story in one act, for children from 3 years old
The premier of the performance – 23rd of December 2005
Author - Z. Alegrina
Duration - 40 minutes
There is one children’s game that is named “Close your eyes and keep them
closed until I ask you to open them”. Where both players – the person with
closed eyes, who is waiting for a wonder and the other one, who has promised it
– are connected with an overwhelming feeling – with the belief in a Miracle.
Ordinary as all miracles do, it emerges from darkness (the eyes are closed),
into the light (the eyes are open).
This performance is organized in the same manner: the audience is plunged for a moment, into darkness, so as to enjoy the amount of colors on stage, soon after that. The curtain is rising, but there is only a dense mesh, and you are unable to see anything through it. That is the frost that covered the windows with ice. And in order for the fairy tale to begin, it needs to melt away, with us blowing at it.
Only the little wizards are able to create a Wonder - a weird blob arises on stage and it begins to expand in all directions using a rainbow of colors and becomes: snowdrifts, houses with lights in a window, snow-bound trees. Night, stars in the sky and the owl, dreadfully hooting, all of which give way to a sunny frosty day with Snow Maiden friends, the koledari carolers...all of which turns the performance into a magical Christmas fairytale.