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 Ok, so I never read the book, but, always heard about it, especially from a "Friends" episode + I've seen Kristolyn in 3 other productions
Don't see it if In the past several months and think she's awesome, so I decided to see this. I was actually quite pleased, amused, and interested. It kept
See it if If you Liked the book. Great acting of all the 4 sisters and the rest of the actors . True to the story
Don't see it if If you didn’t like the book . If you only Like comedies.
See it if you love the novel - although Hamill did an interesting take on the characters, the heart of the story is still there.
Don't see it if you are an Alcott purist as Hamill’s interpretation might turn you off.
See it if Hamill doesn't really change anything - just draws Alcott's subtle subtext to the surface in a thoroughly enjoyable production.
Don't see it if U need all the bells & whistles of KH's previous productions.I found this presentation perfect for the source material.The fun is slyer this
See it if you love the messiness of family life. You want to see a well-staged drama. *I was unable to attend, so this review was provided by a friend
Don't see it if you're expecting a direct imitation of the original, or if you don't have the patience for a long show (2.5 hrs).
See it if You love the March sisters, Kate Hamill's other productions and some old fashioned story-telling with a few twists
Don't see it if What you loved about Sense & Sensibilty was the mad-cap staging. This take is more staid, perhaps truer to the original in tone.
See it if You liked the story of little women. They stuck to the story itself. It was in classic form. Loved the outfits and scenery.
Don't see it if You don’t like classics. You prefer a spin on classics or something more musical
See it if Love Kate Hamill, who continues to delight. Premise falls a bit short, but company is wonderful, so it's worth seeing.
Don't see it if you want to remember Little Women form your childhood, and can't stand the idea of Jo wanting to be a boy for real.
See it if You like the Kate Hamill productions of the classics. Great cast with interesting set changes. Aunt March’s parrot steals Act II.
Don't see it if You expect the same excitement as the Hamill production of Sense and Sensibility. A little slow moving in parts. Actors in multiple roles.
See it if You are a fan of the novel and want to see a live play of the novel that is a fair but not exact version.
Don't see it if You are not a fan of the novel or a stage adaptation that has questionable casting choices.
See it if u loved Little Women when U were growing up.It's a relatively straightforward retelling, though the 2d half is truncated & changed.
Don't see it if U're expecting this to be similar to Hamill's Sense & Sensibility, Vanity Fair, Pride & Prejudice. Only one scene is Hamill-esque slapstick.
See it if You're a fan of Kate Hamill's adaptations. This one is not my favorite of hers but it's well done.
Don't see it if You're looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy; you dislike costume dramas.
See it if wish for a family-friendly version of a classic for the 21st century. done well in a small space.
Don't see it if Kate Hamill fans will be a bit disappointed - not on the caliber as her other works. a nice story but not much beyond that.
See it if You want to see an updated version of Little Women where there's more of a focus put on trans/gay issues
Don't see it if You're looking for a traditional version of this story. The elements (costuming, design) remain in time but the adaptation feels current.
See it if you're a fan of the story, of Hamill's adaptations of novels by women, of options open to women more than a century ago.
Don't see it if you aren't interested in adaptations that add little to the original beyond an emphasis on Jo's difficulty fitting into gender expectations.
See it if You want to see an intelligent modern take on Little Women that reveals Louisa Mae Alcott's intentions & experiences. Nice work by Hamill
Don't see it if You are homophobic or locked into conventional treatment of the text.
See it if You are a fan of book and don't mind adaptation , liked Hammils other works
Don't see it if You're expecting Austen humor or pace, this is darker and slow...crying out for some comedy or light...but that's not Alcott.
See it if you are a fan of Kate Hamill and/or Little Women. Tone and story aligned with the original novel. Talented acting, clever staging.
Don't see it if you want the energy, pace, and comedy of Kate's "Sense & Sensibility."
See it if A fan of Hamill's work, even though this adaptation falls short, being more fem statement than her usual revelation through reimagining.
Don't see it if A real fan of the original—Jo's rebelliousness is intact but the narrative is truncated, would need a third act to finish. Long night as is.
See it if You liked the book. Its interesting to see the story on stage.
Don't see it if You're expecting the same wit and humor as Kate Hamell's preceding plays. This is more of a feminist interpretation.
See it if you want to see some stunning performances. You don’t have an allegiance to the book and thus don’t mind what all they’ve changed.
Don't see it if you hold the text as sacred and expect to see the story you know and love. This takes a lot of dramatic license and doesn’t tell it all.
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