Little Women at USS
By Louisa May Alcott
Adapted for the Stage by David Longest
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, was first published on September 30, 1868, and was based on the author’s own experiences as a child in Concord, Massachusetts, with her sisters. The version of the story in our production actually incorporates many of the real life historical characters that peopled Alcott’s childhood and helped to shape the events and perspectives of her novel.
The play follows the lives of the four March girls, romantic Meg, shy and musical Beth, willful and artistic Amy, and, of course, passionate and fiery Jo and their journey to adulthood set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. These four young daughters of a Union army chaplain find their lives touched by love and loss as they struggle to help their kind-hearted mother make ends meet. Together the March family learns to endure both good times and bad as they share the joys and pains of growing up. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses and courtships, we see a family maturing through adversity and find ourselves feeling inspired to follow their lead.
Little Women embodies the complete theatrical experience, guaranteeing a night filled with laughter, tears and a lifting of the spirit. Come out to support the dedicated students of Uxbridge Secondary School and experience the magic of Louisa May Alcott’s world. Shows are Jan 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st 2017. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.