'Little Women' Rich Ryan


Little Women

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Sept. 12-Oct. 21
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from Sept. 16-Oct. 21
2 p.m.

Little Women continues to capture the zeitgeist some 150 years later. Its progressive sensibility is consistent with that of the novel’s author, Louisa May Alcott, whose lifelong questioning of gender roles is key to the story’s enduring popularity. Acclaimed playwright Kate Hamill will debut her adaptation of Little Women as the opening production for the Jungle Theater’s new season. This highly anticipated premiere, commissioned by the company, also qualifies as a reunion between Hamill and director Sarah Rasmussen (also the Jungle’s artistic director), a duo who previously collaborated on the Guthrie Theater’s popular staging of Sense and Sensibility. Imbuing Alcott’s work with appropriately modern touches, the production follows the tale of four sisters coping with their limited future prospects amid the Civil War. The show is headlined by such esteemed talents as Christina Baldwin, Wendy Lehr, and Jim Lichtscheidl.