LITTLE WOMEN...NOW (90-minute cut available!)

Kilroys List 2020

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 (90-minute cut available!)

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  • Grace Everett:
    26 Feb. 2022
    As a lover of Little Women, I had exceptionally high hopes for this play. Hoke managed to blow my expectations out of the water with a writing style that lends itself perfectly to such a nostalgic story. Extra kudos for such a perfect ending, wrapping everything up so nicely even when the audience is wiping tears away. As a playwright, I hope to write something that makes the audience feel the way I feel after reading this… and as an actress, I want to play every part in the show!! Wonderful script, highly recommend!!
  • Arthur M Jolly:
    26 Feb. 2022
    With wit, heart, humor and a great depth of understanding for Alcott's characters, Donna Hoke has created an original, exciting and emotionally powerful contemporary imagining of Little Women. There are some wonderfully theatrical moments, and some heart wrenching emotional ones... a fantastic play that will resonate with audiences.
  • Aly Kantor:
    26 Feb. 2022
    If you love Little Women, you will love pouring over this strong, contemporary adaptation. The essence of the characters is so spot on, even as they're brought into the 21st century! Something as simple as articulating the more oblique facets of their identities (queerness! mental illness!) does so much to help these characters feel three-dimensional and relatable. This adaptation features so many of the moments you love and expect, but peppers in cellphones and booze and the climate crisis in all of these small, surprising ways! Plus, it's full of fabulous roles for women and gorgeous moments of theatricality!

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

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Road Less Traveled Productions
    ,
    2022

Awards

Selection
,
Kilroys List
,
The Kilroys
,
2020