A fresh take on Louisa May Alcott's celebrated novel that follows the lives of the four March sisters - Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy - as they transition from childhood to womanhood.
From the producers: Jo March doesn't want to be like other girls; in fact, she's not even sure that she wants to be a girl. Jo is ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love itself threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society’s demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to become a perfect little woman?
Author Louisa May Alcott's "Little Women" was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. The story is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. The novel was an immediate commercial and critical success and has frequently been adapted for stage and screen. Adapting Alcott's novel for this production, playwright Kate Hamill is known for writing and acting in innovative, contemporary adaptations of classic novels for the stage, including "Sense and Sensibility," "Pride and Prejudice." and "Vanity Fair." In 2017, The Wall Street Journal named Hamill "Playwright of the Year."
The cast of "Little Women" features "Dear Evan Hansen" star Kristolyn Lloyd as Jo March. She is joined by playwright Hamill as Meg, and Paola Sanchez Abreu, Megan Byrne, Michael Crane, Ellen Harvey, John Lenartz, Andrew Long, Nate Mann, Maria Elena Ramirez, and Carmen Zilles. Sarna Lapine ("Sunday in the Park with George") directs.
What is Primary Stages? Primary Stages is an excellent Off-Broadway producing company. Their 2007 production of Horton Foote's "Dividing the Estate" went on to have a very successful run on Broadway. In 2008, Primary Stages was honored with the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work. More here.