Debut Theatre Company :: Little Women
“I’ve got the key to my castle in the air, but whether I can unlock the door remains to be seen.”
Meet the remarkable March sisters – bold Jo, practical Meg, gentle Beth and artistic Amy – in Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic coming-of-age story Little Women. Set in mid nineteenth century, the girls lives are touched by love and loss as they grow into the young women they dream of being. The humor, drama, warmth and humanity of the original story are brought to life by Debut Theater Company, October 18-26, at the Lincoln Center Magnolia Theater.
Loosely based on Alcott’s own experiences with her three sisters, the book is steeped in sentiment, but not sentimentality. Few novels have been more beloved or withstood the passage of time and changing mores better than Louisa Mae Alcott’s Little Women.
It’s 1861. The country is at war, and the March family must make ends meet while their father serves as a chaplain in the Union army. Although times are tough, these four sisters are like any teenagers – they squabble, laugh, and secretly wish they could have fashionable clothes. In particular, the intelligent, rebellious Jo yearns to be a writer, in a time when women were discouraged from a career. Her sisters have their own secret hopes and wishes, and the main question: “How do you stay true to yourself while becoming a part of the adult world?”