Primary Stages welcomes back Kate Hamill, playwright and star of their production of "Pride and Prejudice," with her fresh new take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of love and duty, "Little Women." More…
Jo March doesn't want to be like other girls; in fact, she's not even sure that she wants to be a girl. Jo is ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love itself threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society’s demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to become a perfect little woman?.
See it if you want to see an adaptation of the classic 19th Century novel seen through a 21st Century lens; you appreciate Hamill's work.
Don't see it if you are an Alcott purist or unwilling to accept a modern, progressive interpretation (albeit still set in its original period) of the novel.
See it if Great to see a writer perform. Color blind casting works Nice revision. . Kristolyn Lloyd on her way to super-stardom.
Don't see it if You need "without alterations". You want to wait for the musical version next season. At our viewing the new performer was still on book.
See it if you like the book, enjoy literary adaptations for the stage, enjoy actors in multiple roles/playing much younger & a strong woman focus
Don't see it if not a Alcott fan, expect more warmth & sentiment between the characters, don't enjoy non-traditional casting, overemphasis on Jo
See it if you enjoy a well acted and heartwarming play about four very individual young women growing up and interacting with each other.
Don't see it if you like a sophisticated drama or don't like old fashioned stories.
See it if You want to see an ADAPTATION (not the original) where Jo dresses as a man (suit & mustache) and explores gender identity issues.
Don't see it if You want to see the original Little Women, as this is not it.
See it if you’d enjoy a look at Little Women how it was probably intended, before Alcott’s publisher forced some more traditional rewrites.
Don't see it if you don’t want to see one of theater’s finest, most versatile actors - Kristolyn Lloyd - give another accomplished turn.
See it if a fan of Kate Hamill’s acting and work (that is, her tendency to take classic literature and give it a humorous yet intelligent spin).
Don't see it if you're expecting a precise version of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868-69 classic. Hamill’s work likes to twist (and shout in) the iconic moments.
See it if If you are a fan of the novel to the point that you care about every possible variation of a theme, have at it.
Don't see it if If you are bringing children to expose them to one of your favorite classic novels, you may have a problem with Jo being dressed as a man.
See it if You admire Kate Hamill & won't be disappointed with a rather dour interpretation of Little Women. I had thought better of the March sisters
Don't see it if Your memory of Little Women is a happier one. Yes, Amy is spoiled, but where is the love that united them.
See it if you enjoyed Little Women in any form and want to revisit; you like period plays;
Don't see it if you prefer musicals; you have no interest in seeing Louisa May Alcott's novel come to life
See it if you know "Little Women" and consider it hopelessly dated and in need of re-writing.
Don't see it if you know "Little Women" , love it, and think it is a classic because it has characters and situations that are universal & timeless.
See it if you have a literary background or just love the classic novel
Don't see it if you are expecting conventional casting or are bored by Victorian literature
See it if you did not love the Victorian original by Louise May Alcott & were eager for Kate Hamill's radical departures in plot & characterizations
Don't see it if you prefer fidelity to the original novel; you're a fan of open casting that makes sisters look like they were born in different countries
See it if You are a fan of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women! The book and movie were much better. Why does everything have to be so POLITICAL?
Don't see it if You think you are going to see a true adaptation of the book! Everything is me too!
See it if Enjoy remakes of old classics that take liberties with the story to accommodate politically correct themes of contemporary society
Don't see it if Cannot countenance the liberty taken with classic gems
See it if Somewhat adapted for a new age, but not radically re-formatted, this needs to be enjoyed. Kate Hamill has done it well again!
Don't see it if You require an absolute, in the box retelling of the story. You're a dolt.
See it if you love Little Women and/or Kate Hamill's writing. I like the cast. The story was more vague in areas than I am used to.
Don't see it if don't like Little Women or Hamill's style. Sometimes I felt like too many liberties taken but I enjoyed the show over all.
See it if you'd like to see the classic story in a very similar way to how it is told in the original novel with a diverse cast
Don't see it if if you're hoping for an interesting, edgy take on the original story.
See it if You want to revisit this streamlined classic. Production highlights the feminism of the original work.
Don't see it if You find Jo March annoying. She’s doubly so here. Beth is exponential as well
See it if you enjoy interesting family dramas with outstandingly portrayed and acted leads. See a dated piece of literature with an excellent rewrite.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy family dramas and literature that has been revised and refreshed to meet the needs of the 2019 theatre goer..