On a small square behind St. Peter’s Church, things get emotional. A woman on stilts, old and dressed in brightly colored rags, hobbles over cobblestones, sinks in a chair and begins to dream. A man on stilts comes along, the two seem to be getting young again, they dance together. Then the old woman is alone again. A great love, told in five minutes, without words. Tears flow in the audience. After the play, adults and children run up to the grandmother on stilts and hug her.

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