As the curtains rise on the 20th season at The Spotlight Playhouse in Berea, KY, prepare to be enchanted by a timeless classic. The Bluegrass Players present their rendition of “Little Women”, a beloved narrative penned by Louisa May Alcott and adapted for stage by Scott Davidson, taking audiences on a heartwarming journey through the lives of the March sisters.
Directed by Chad Hembree, the play beautifully distills the essence of the novel, serving up an emotional odyssey of love, loss, independence, and triumph. Audiences will follow the adventures of the sisters: Meg, the eldest with a fierce spirit; Jo, the high-spirited tomboy; Amy, the self-centered beauty; and gentle Beth. Their story of growth and resilience during the American Civil War is as poignant now as it was 140 years ago when Alcott penned her enduring classic.
This production skilfully retains all the key milestones from the original narrative. Audiences will experience Meg’s stand against Aunt March, Amy’s grand trip to Europe, and the heartrending loss of Beth. The play culminates with Jo’s crowning achievement— the publication of her first novel.
Interwoven with themes of warmth, family loyalty, and traditional values, the production of “Little Women” promises to resonate with audiences, offering insights into the complexities of our own lives through the experiences of these iconic characters. As the first show of Spotlight’s 20th season, this performance will set an exceptionally high bar.
Performances are scheduled for Aug 4-12. Tickets are available at https://www.thespotlightplayhouse.com or by calling 859-756-0011.