A Little Woman

Borrowed from Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, this new full-length play tells the story of Jo March and Amy March as they try to find themselves, their careers, and the loves of their lives in the 1970s.
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A Little Woman

Character Information

  • Josephine "Jo" March
    20 to 25 ,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    An outspoken and idealistic young writer finally leaving home and heading off to college in New York (but stuck living with her annoying Aunt March while at school). The protective and loving sister of Meg, Beth, and Amy, the best friend of Laurie, and Fritz’s better half.
  • Amy Curtis March
    18 to 23,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female
    Equally as loud as Jo, but she’s saying the exact opposite. The typical youngest child and the artist of the family who is used to getting what she wants, including Laurie and a successful art career.
  • Theodore "Laurie" Laurence III
    21 to 26,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male
    A spoiled young man with his heart in the right place … which happens to be on his sleeve. He is Jo’s best friend, and he has crushed on her forever, but he eventually falls equally as hard for Amy. He is a student at Emerson College.

  • Friedrich "Fritz" Bhaer
    38 to 43,
    Any race/ethnicity (but probably Caucasian)
    ,
    Male
    An opinionated and passionate German Jewish man who immigrated to New York after spending his early teen years in a concentration camp. He is now a history professor, and he speaks with a very thick German accent. The love of Jo March’s life.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    SUNY Purchase
    ,
    2019

Production History

  • University
    ,
    SUNY Purchase College
    ,
    2019