By Bree Streetman
On Nov. 22, 23 and 25, the Shorter’s theatre department will be continuing their recreation of Little Women.
Little Women is based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel. It focuses on the four March sisters: aspiring writer Jo, romantic Meg, pretentious Amy and kind-hearted Beth, as well as their beloved mother Marmee.
Their home is in Concord, Mass., where the family patriarch is away serving as a Union Army chaplain during the Civil War. Intercut with the vignettes in which their lives unfold are several recreations of the melodramatic short stories Jo writes in her attic studio.
According to visiting theatre professor Jan Gompper, the Shorter theatre department has a wonderful cast for Little Women.
“The four girls that are playing the March sisters could not better suited to their role,” said Gompper.
Taylor Camp, sophomore musical theatre mjor, who portrays the character Jo March, said that being in Little women has been one of her dream roles.
“Jo March is the epitomy of a strong woman, and it’s been such a fun experience getting to play her while working with these directors,” said Camp.
While rehearsing, Shelby Folks, who plays the role of Amy March and Clarissa, happily commented, “One of the best things about playing this role is being able to play a sister to my dearest and closest friends, which makes it extremely natural trying to act like I really care about them, because I already do!”
By a way of giving to the community, the cast of Little Women are asking for their audience to bring any can food item upon arrival to the play.