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The Old Globe

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of “Little Women” by Kate Hamill. This brand-new version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters is presented in association with Dallas Theater Center and is directed by Sarah Rasmussen (artistic director of Jungle Theater, which originally commissioned the play). “Little Women” will run Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, April 19, 2020 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.


Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. Now her heartfelt story of Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, comes to the stage in a brand-new version that honors the spirit of Alcott’s original while freshly interpreting it for a new era.  The West Coast premiere of her sparkling adaptation will have audiences falling in love with the March sisters all over again as they grow from young girls to little women.

The cast includes Andrew Crowe as Robert March, Jennie Greenberry as Meg March, Lilli Hokama as Amy March, Louis Reyes McWilliams as Laurie Laurence, Liz Mikel as Marmie, Alex Organ as John Brooks, Pearl Rhein as Jo March, Mike Sears as Mr. Laurence and Mr. Dashwood, Maggie Thompson as Beth March, and Sally Nystuen Vahle as Hannah, Mrs. Mingott, and Aunt March.


The creative team includes Wilson Chin (scenic design), Moria Sine Clinton (costume design), Marcus Dilliard (lighting design), Sean Healey (sound design), Earon Chew Nealey (wig and makeup design), Robert Elhai (original music), Kristin Leahey (dramaturg), Joel Ferrell (movement coach), Kelly Gillespie, CSA (casting), and Megan Winters (production stage manager).

Artistic Director Barry Edelstein offered, “In the hands of two visionary women of the American theatre, the dazzling playwright Kate Hamill and the endlessly inventive director Sarah Rasmussen, the novel’s genius endures, and the captivating March sisters spring to brand new life. Hamill and Rasmussen build imaginative bridges between the Americas of the 19th century and the 21st.”


The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. For tickets and information, call (619) 234-5623 or visit www.BalboaPark.org.

(from left) Jennie Greenberry as Meg March, Liz Mikel as Marmie, Pearl Rhein as Jo March, Lilli Hokama as Amy March, and Maggie Thompson as Beth March. The West Coast premiere of Little Women by Kate Hamill, directed by Sarah Rasmussen, presented in association with Dallas Theater Center, runs March 14 – April 19, 2020 at The Old Globe. Photo by Karen Almond.

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