Adapted by Brooke Viegut from the novel by Louisa May Alcott for Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre
Co-Written by Molly Horan, Emily Drossell, & Brooke Viegut
Directed by Brooke Viegut
Produced by Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre
The South Oxford Space, Brooklyn, NY
Desiree Baxter*, Sara Hymes*, Rachel Schmeling, Ashley Kristeen Vega, Samanthia Nixon
Scenic & Properties Design by Tekla Monson
Costume, Wig, & Makeup Design by Kayla Page
Fight Direction by Mike Magliocca
Stage Managed by Lauren Nicole Jackson
* denotes member of Actors Equity Association
A family-friendly, holiday adaptation of the classic coming-of-age novel. Featuring the four March sisters and Marmee, this experiential production explores growth and discovery as four very different young women verge on adulthood. With Marmee guiding along the way (well, really just doing her best), this innovative look at a story that has stood the test of time reminds us all that there is no right way to be a woman in the world - then, or now.
Run time 95 minutes. Features holiday carol sing-a-longs and audience interaction.
I am angry nearly every day of my life, Jo. I never wanted to lose my temper around you girls. The world taught me just how much I was your example, just as you are to someone else. I know it is difficult. Most important things are difficult, Jo. But that is what makes them that much more satisfying when you accomplish them.
- Marmee, pg. 32
Production photos from Little Women.
Publicity photo for Little Women.
"Directed with a swirling energy by Brooke Viegut, the production captures this [tumultuous world] by immersing the surrounding audience from all angles... With pep in their step and glints in their eyes though, all five actors exhibit a penchant for rapt delivery and stage presence, letting every word drip and bite the air with profound dexterity and command. This makes the production a huge success..."
- Natalie Rine, Onstage Blog
"Director Brooke Viegut and Scenic/Prop designer Tekla Monson build the show’s atmosphere as soon as we enter... We immediately find ourselves steeped in the household’s fast-paced dynamics and the story’s highlights... In its festive take on Alcott’s classic, [Viegut] maintains Little Women's cherished familiarity while broadening its appeal to modern sensibilities. The result is roundly appealing, allowing both longtime fans and new generations to delight in its message."
- Emily Cordes, Theatre is Easy
All photos courtesy of Allison Stock Photography.