The play will be presented at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, from July 17 to July 26.
Set during the American Civil War, this timeless and enduring classic traces the March sisters’ journey from childhood to maturity as they experience life’s joys and disappointments. Audiences of all generations will enjoy acquainting — or reacquainting — themselves with the sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth, as well as their beloved Marmee and Father. Penned by Louisa May Alcott 140 years ago, this much-loved classic tale’s message is still relevant for audiences today.
Performances are Friday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday July 18 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, July 19 at 2:00 p.m., Friday July 24 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.
The show is presented in the Black Box Theatre at the Hathaway Brown School, 19600 North Park Blvd., in Shaker Heights. Tickets are $11 and 15 and may be purchased online at www.hb.edu/tickets, by calling (216) 932-4214, ext. 7270 or at the door (if available) the day of the performance. Seating is limited in the Black Box Theatre so reservations are encouraged.
Directed by India Burton, “Little Women” will also feature set by Ron Newell, costumes by Jackie Guerra, properties by Lydia Chanenka, lights by Scott Chapman and sound design by Andrea Nemeth.
It boasts a cast of talented young HBTI students, including Riley Firehammer and Ryan Kacmar as Josephine March, Grace Wilkinson as Meg March, Marina DeNunzio as Beth March, Emma Blemester as Amy March, Josephine Reynolds as Marmee, Casey Wilcox as Aunt March, Gabe Griswold as Theodore Lawrence, Nathan Keller as John Brooke, Emmie Ferguson as Hannah and more.
Now in its third year, The Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute was created by the Performing Arts Department of the Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights for students 1st grade through college. HBTI offers three sessions (June 15 through July 2, July 6 through 24 and July 27 through Aug. 7) with coursework in drama, dance and music. HBTI provides high-level training from working artists to young people interested in the performing arts, as well as professional-level production experiences. Students of HBTI’s staff of professional artists have gone on to perform on Broadway, in regional theatre, and in film and television.
Visit www.hb.edu for complete description of dates, courses and registration as well as a listing of HB’s many other summer offerings.
In addition to Little Women, HBTI will present the musical “Oklahoma!,” directed and choreographed by Bebe Weinberg Katz from July 31 through Aug. 9.
For more information, contact Kathleen Osborne, Director of Communication & Outreach, Hathaway Brown School, [email protected], or call (216) 320-8785.