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Little Women

November 21, 2019 - November 24, 2019
2019-2020 Season

Auditions for this production will be held on the following date(s)

Mon, Sep 30 at 7:00 PM
Tue, Oct 1 at 7:00 PM

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Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War.

In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self.

Share this timeless and enduring classic about the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity during the American Civil War.  Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters:  Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father.  Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up.  This adaptation skillfully compresses the novel while still including milestones such as Meg’s declaration of independence from the tyranny of Aunt March, Amy’s trip to Europe and even Beth’s death.  The play ends with Jo’s realization of her life’s work — the publication of her first novel.  Interlaced with warmth, family loyalty and traditional values, all these important events provide us with a better understanding of our own lives.  Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much-loved classic tale’s message is still relevant for audiences today.

 

REVIEWS

"The story, as revealed in Chamberlain's deft adaptation, is a warm tale of love, family, and individuality during the American Civil War."

Peter Vaughan, Minneapolis Star and Tribune
 

"Chamberlain has chosen half a dozen or so of the book's low-key but revelatory incidents, vignettes that define each girl's character and provide her with a chance to learn... Chamberlain has tempered the book's admitted sentimentality, choosing to portray the girls' squabbles and sharp language as well as their strong and overriding love... [O]lder kids and adults should relish the flavor and zest of Chamberlain's adaptation."

Carla Waldemar, Twin Cities Reader
 
 

"From the start of the play to the reunion, Chamberlain has judiciously chosen events that display the personalities and maturation of the March girls... There's some good, solid dramatic craftsmanship to be seen here...it is a very good representation of Alcott's book, which was about the best inclinations in humanity and about the importance of family as the source of it all."

David Hawley, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch
 
 
 
"American playwright Chamberlain has adapted the story flawlessly."
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