Little Women by Isabella Russell-Ides

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About The Play

Drama. 100-110 minutes. 11-16+ females, 4-8+males (15-24+ performers possible). Suitable for middle school and older.

Printed Script: $7.95 (contains special author commentary). Digital Perusal Script: $7.50. Performance Royalties: $70.00/performance. Production Photocopy License: $50.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for your cast/crew; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Classroom Photocopy License: $75.00 (PDF file that may be printed/copied for closed classroom study only). Limited Video License: $75.00 (permission to record your production with limited distribution; must be purchased in conjunction with Performance Royalties). Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at info@youthplays.com. Need detailed help? Click on Place an Order and then look for the blue What Do I Order? button!

Synopsis

In this classic tale of four sisters dealing with the deprivations of the Civil War, we meet the fiercely independent Jo, the romantic Meg, the devoted Beth, and the mischievous young Amy. These Victorian girls have so much Yankee grit they can’t be subdued by circumstance. They make Christmas merry on mere pennies, attend balls in old frocks; they fight, forgive, fall in love, fail, and strive to become the women they were meant to be. One day, one of the sisters will put pen to page and tell their story. At each performance expect a visit from the famous author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, who promises to make some startling revelations…

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Did You Know?


Hal Corley became a playwright after an acting debut in The Taming of the Shrew wherein he threw a pitcher of water at Glenn Close's Kate for an entire summer; alas, he missed her at half the performances.