Little Women opens this week
by Green & Gold News |
The Department of Theatre and Dance's first co-production with Perseverance Theatre, a new adaptation by Kate Hamill of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women opens this week in the Fine Arts Building's Mainstage Theatre.
The show is produced with diversity at its center, featuring a cast of differing ethnicities, backgrounds and gender identities. In the play, Jo longs to be a writer and travel the world. Meg hopes to marry a respectable man and start a family. Amy wishes she could hurry and grow up already and Beth just wants everyone to be happy.
In this fresh take on a classic coming of age story, the beloved March sisters grow
up against the backdrop of the Civil War. Accompanied by the rich boy next door, the
temperamental aunt, the stuffy tutor, the devoted mother, and a surprising amount
of fake mustaches, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth navigate their way through poverty, loss,
and society’s expectations. Named Playwright of the Year by the Wall Street Journal
in 2017, Kate Hamill expertly adapts a heartwarming and empowering tale of young women
finding their way in the world.
The show opens Friday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. and runs Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. until Dec. 18. Tickets are available at ptalaska.org, Perseverance Theatre's website, for administration, faculty and staff; UAA students may purchase discounted tickets at UAATix.com. Two ASL interpreters will be at the the December 16 and 17 performances. We hope to see you at the theatre!