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  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    8 Jul. 2020
    A marvelous re-imagining of this classic for today! Thank you Donna Hoke for remaking Little Women so that it is exactly the same and completely new! This will be a wonderful addition to any theatre's holiday family offering, and I am sure it will get done often!
  • 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.
  • Franky Gonzalez:
    3 Mar. 2019
    Confession: I've never read Little Women. However, after reading Donna's adaptation, I intend to. What you get here is a story that lays claim to being the play chart the decay of the nuclear family model in the 21st century. It has comedic and dramatic moments aplenty, it charts the paths that sisters take in the pursuit of happiness and, best yet, not a single character is without depth. You feel for every character and find yourself rooting for all of them, even when they are opposed. 100-words aren't enough to express how I feel about this play. Read now!
  • Claudia Haas:
    25 Feb. 2019
    This is an absolutely delightful modern take on an old classic. Hoke brings Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy into our time with nuance and care. There is a delicate balance between sisterly affection and sibling rivalry with their quick banter that makes you get to know them from the earliest pages in the script. Their growth into adulthood has some surprises that I believe Alcott would love. The play contains rich, detailed roles for many women as well as two meaty roles for the men. I loved getting reacquainted with these little women again. Read it. Better still, produce it.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    24 Feb. 2019
    I loved the Little Women series when I was a kid, and Hoke does a terrific job bringing the March women to the Now. Snappy and relatable, this family feels as universally-accessible as the source material, but with a surprising freshness and modernity. Hoke's beautiful structure, compelling characters and intriguing updates will make this an instant classic for fans of the books, like me, and newcomers alike. All hail a play for mostly women! With meaty, multi-dimensional roles for two oft-neglected age groups onstage: Teens and women over 40. Theaters should give this play a look - it's a gem!
  • Greg Burdick:
    24 Feb. 2019
    Whether you’re a fan of Alcott’s iconic novel, or just casually familiar, you’ll enjoy Donna Hoke’s modern take on the March sisters. She expertly maintains the architecture of the original, but delivers it in a contemporary and theatrical way that feels fresh and innovative. These are not little women, particularly Jo and Meg: they’re rich, full characters with 21st century sensibilities and affectations. This is a strong example of how a modern adaptation of a classic can work for the stage.
  • Stephen Kaplan:
    14 Feb. 2019
    So much fun to see these well-known characters through a modern lens. Hoke stays true to the spirit of the original, but explodes the story into something that's even more accessible and recognizable to today's audiences. A great alternative for any group looking to produce a recognizable title in a new and exciting way.
  • Everett Robert:
    3 Dec. 2018
    Days after performing a traditional adaptation of Louise May Alcott's classic, I stumbled upon Donna Hoke's wonderful modern day re-imagining. Hoke manages to keep all the timeless troupes we love about Little Women while making it timeless. Meg is still Meg, Jo is still Jo, Beth is still Beth and Amy is still Amy, but there are modern twists (some expected, some not) and changes that are absolutely delightful.