Penn Yan presents 'Little Women'
PENN YAN—The Penn Yan Academy Drama Club will present the stage version of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women,” Friday, Nov. 19 to Sunday, Nov. 21, in the new auditorium.
Show times are Friday to Sunday, at 7:30 p.m., plus a 2 p.m. showing also on Sunday. The play will be held in the Academy’s new auditorium. Tickets cost $7 for seniors and students, and $9 for adults.
“Little Women” follows the story of four sisters, much like the family Louisa May Alcott had. Chelsea Strong plays Jo, Allie Perl is Meg, Kara Hollowell is Beth, and Rachel Dillon is Amy. Marmee, the matriarch of the March family, is portrayed by Hannah Gaston.
“Little Women” is about the sisters’ lives as they grow up and become women with responsibilities in life. The sisters gain a friend when James Laurence and his grandson, Laurie, move in next door to the March residence. The sisters rely on this friendship and each other’s companionship as emotional support for the family. The sisters’ father is away as a chaplain in the Civil War.
Each girls take a different path in life. Jo, the main protagonist and a tomboy, pursues her dream to become a writer. The eldest sister, Meg, learns to maintain her own household. The youngest, Beth and Amy, pursue music and art respectively.
The original novel has been turned into several movies, opera, Japanese cartoon, as well as the play Penn Yan Academy will present.