Published in 1868, Little Women was a story of four young women who each sought her own path when this country was being ripped apart by war. Mr. March was called to duty, so the March women were on their own. Two of them had jobs: Meg (Kate Hamill) as a tutor and Jo (Kristolyn Lloyd) as an aide to their father's sister, Aunt March (Maria Elena Ramirez). Amy (Carmen Zilles) still attended... Read more
Primary Stages continues its 2018-2019 off-Broadway season with Kate Hamill's adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of love and duty, Little Women, which follows Hamill's last hit Primary Stages production of Pride and Prejudice.
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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?