Based on Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, this Civil War story of love and family stands the test of time.
Produced nationally and internationally, Little Women has been praised by critics for its ambition in adapting such a well-known story for the stage. This timeless, captivating story is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache, hope and everlasting love. The original production starred the unparalleled Sutton Foster, who received Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk nominations for her performance.
Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.
This production follows the tradition at Plymouth State of breaking the model to find innovation. Dr. Niki Tulk (director) is an Australian theatre-maker specializing in devised works and non-traditional performance methods. She is new to the faculty of theatre. Matt Kizer (designer and veteran faculty) continues his work of exploring interactive digital fantasyscapes and experimental paths to spectacle. Entangled combines movement, physical theatre, sounds, acting, and technology-driven art that includes light, shadow, projections, and more, with an interactive scenic playground of moving parts. Music and light combine with phantasm and performance in this clockwork dreamscape.