Part adaptation, part biography, TIER5's new work sees the lines between fact and fiction begin to blur for Louisa May Alcott, as her novel, "Little Women," is played out upon the stage. More…
Assigned with the super boring task of writing a novel for young girls, Louisa May Alcott finds herself in a state of writer’s block. That is until she turns to figures and stories from her own life. Louisa’s self-examination of her own sexuality, as well as unfinished family drama, weaves itself through the story in quirky, queer, and sentimental ways. Life may be the best inspiration, but what if you are afraid to learn who you are?
"meg jo beth amy & louisa" is intended for audiences 13+ due to adult language and themes.
See it if A for effort, some excellent performances, but does this play really need to exist? It's basically just highlights from LW w/some gags.
Don't see it if You want any insight into Alcott. There was hardly anything learned about Louisa except that she was probably gay and hated writing pablum.
See it if You are comfortable with works that are in process, uneven & very low production value
Don't see it if You want something polished or are expecting something revealing or fresh about Alcott's life
Also Hard working cast - lots of activity & physical humor
See it if You love Little Women, you like ensemble-based theatre, you want to learn more about the background of Louisa May Alcott.
Don't see it if You don't like indie theatre. What this show lacks in spectacle it makes up with an abundance of heart.
See it if You like devised work, enjoy contemporary interpretations. Solid acting and direction in a tough space.
Don't see it if You have done a deep dive into Alcott's life and work, the show bridges two worlds and because of that skims the surface of both.