Louisa M. Alcott's famous novel, "Little Women," is hitting the stage at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts in the theater's annual Rankin File production celebrating the strength of women.
The well-loved tale has been dramatized by Peter Clapham in a play that faithfully interweaves the lives of the March girls — Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie (the boy next door) and their tumultuous year together.
Directed by Susan Hayes, the production unfolds the rich integrity, compassion, wisdom and humor of the March family, opening Friday at 7:30 p.m. Performances continue Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., as well Jan. 18 - 20. Ticket prices are $21 for adults, $16 for seniors and military, and $10 for students.
NOVA reports that every performer in the current production has read the book or seen the movie, which was their impetus for auditioning.
"The entire cast brings that passion for the story to the stage," according to a press release.
The play is the theater's annual production centered on women, in memory of Jeannette Rankin, Montana's first female representative in the House and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States.