LITTLE WOMEN...NOW

SEEKING ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE PARTNERS FOR PRODUCTION BY NOVEMBER 2021: On both screen and stage, you've seen myriad period iterations of LITTLE WOMEN, but you've never seen LITTLE WOMEN... NOW. In this present-day take on the classic novel, the beloved March women manage love, life, and disappointment with heart, humor, and 21st century sensibilities.
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LITTLE WOMEN...NOW

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  • Samantha Marchant:
    20 Apr. 2020
    I'm so glad I gave this a read! Donna breaths oh so refreshing fresh air into Little Women. Her script is cleverly crafted and updated to appeal to fans of the story, old and new. It's clear in the details how much she cares for her characters, making it so easy for us to care deeply too.
  • Lainie Vansant:
    5 Feb. 2020
    This play is so delightful - the adaptation is clever, playful, and layers in some special theater magic, and you've gotta love all those great roles for women. Perfect for community and educational theaters, this will "put butts in seats" but also let you do something original and important. Check it out!
  • Arianna Rose:
    14 Jan. 2020
    I was lucky enough to see a reading of this. You don't have to know anything about Little Women to be thoroughly absorbed in Ms. Hoke's writing and the lives of these four sisters. It's a true testament to both Ms. Hoke and Ms. Alcott that these timeless characters can be adapted into something so timely and resonant for modern day. Those who are familiar with the book will doubly enjoy seeing how brilliantly Ms. Hoke takes the essentials of each woman at their core being and weaves it into a present-day story. I can't wait to see this onstage.

Character Information

  • Mom
    40s,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Mother of four trying to manage a household on her own
  • Meg
    17-adult,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    The oldest of four daughters, remembers better times, not particularly ambitious, just wants to be taken care of
  • Jo
    15-adult,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Second oldest of four, smart, feminist, independent, introverted
  • Beth
    14-adult,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Quiet, anxious, doesn’t interact well with others, connects to Jo
  • Amy
    12-adult,
    Any
    ,
    Female
    Naive, typical youngest who expects things to revolve around her, and, often, they do
  • Laurie
    Any
    ,
    Male
    The boy next door
  • John Brooke
    Any
    ,
    Male
    An older friend of a friend, assured, a little old-fashioned for the 2020s

Development History

  • Reading
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    Zoetic Stage
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    2020
  • Reading
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    Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2018