Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s classic story of a family of girls growing up in Civil War New England, takes the stage this weekend and runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm in the BCHS auditorium. It continues next weekend.
The show was originally slated for October, but director Sara Beth Gerard-Summers’ traffic accident postponed it until the spring. Gerard-Summers is back directing the classic tale.
A classic tale it is. Little Women ranks with books like Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer as one of the time-honored stories of childhood. But it is the only one that features a girl as its main character instead of a boy.
It tells the story of the March sisters in Civil War Massachusetts. With their father away at the war but under the watchful eye of their Marmee (Hannah Nolen), sisters Meg (Maci McDuffie), Jo (Hunter Williams) Beth (Kassidy Register) and Amy (Lori Ann Bliss, Madison Bechtel) fend for themselves and flourish.
Jo is an outspoken and blossoming writer. Meg is elegant; Beth quiet and thoughtful and Amy is a budding artist. The family is very modern in the way they look at the world.
The remainder of the cast includes Caitlin Crawford as Louisa May Alcott, Cameron Kirby as Laurie, Jake Park as Professor Bhaer, Kaitlen Muse as Aunt March and Jesse Lambright as Mr. Brooke. Other performers include Lucas Kish, Lily Anne Drawdy, Sydney Raulerson, Meaghan Wilkes, Collin Crews, Julia and Harper Archambault, Jillian Hodges, Gracie Crawford, Kylie Carter, Alissa and Stephanie Rawlins.
Reserved tickets in the first three rows are available by calling the BCHS front office at 259-6286. General admission tickets are available at the door. There is no performance on Friday, May 2.