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Simpson Productions presents Kate Hamill’s Little Women



Simpson Productions, the theatre, opera and musical theatre collaboration at Simpson College, presents Kate Hamill's Little Women, adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Performances will take place in Pote Theatre in the Blank Performing Arts Center at Simpson College on November 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and again on Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and non-Simpson students, $6.50 for group (10 or more) tickets, and free for Simpson students and employees with IDs. 

Jo March isn't your typical Victorian lady. She's indecorous and headstrong, and one day she's going to be a great American novelist. As she and her sisters grow up in the middle of the Civil War, they strive to be brave, intelligent, and imaginative young women. But as adulthood approaches, each sister must negotiate her private ambitions with society's expectations. In a war-torn world defined by gender, class, and personal tragedy, Jo March gives us her greatest story: that of the March sisters, four dreamers destined to be imperfect little women.

"Kate Hamill's script addresses the issues faced by women who are wrestling with reconciling their identities with society's demands. This adaptation comes closest to the heart of what Louisa May Alcott was herself struggling with," said Ann Woldt, director of the show. 

The March sisters, portrayed by Allison Crain, Wendy Soto, Sabrina Erickson and Taylor Kouski, plan to take the audience on a journey. "Every director hopes that their production will captivate the audience. We are doing that by being as honest and truthful to Kate Hamill's adaptation as possible and by exploring the many levels of sisterhood, motherhood, friendship and family," Woldt said.