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  • Writer's pictureKATE SNYDER '26

Little Women 2022

This upcoming November, the St. Ursula Academy Drama Department is putting on Little Women for the annual winter musical. This production will open on November 10th and continue through November 13th. For those interested, tickets can be found on the SUA Fine Arts Department website starting October 16th.

As you may know, Little Women is a classic. The story originates from the 1868 novel written by Louisa May Alcott, which has recently been modified into both a movie and a musical. The narrative is set during the Civil War and concentrates heavily on how life was in the 1860s. The main characters are sisters Jo, Beth, Meg, Amy March, and their mother, Mrs. Marmee March.

This is not the first time SUA has put on Little Women as the department also performed the show in 2014.

Cast member Camille Roman '26, who plays Braxton, explained the plot and themes of the upcoming performance. "It's about a mother with four daughters, one of whom, Jo March, is an aspiring writer. Their father is off fighting in the Civil War. It follows them through their childhood together in Massachusetts and off into their adulthood. Jo is in New York City trying to get her books published, and her sisters are off on their own journeys finding love and learning more about themselves. The story is about the bonds of family and strong sisterhood, which can stay strong through both happiness and tragedy.”

Although the musical and book are very similar, there are a few key differences. First, Hanna, the March’s servant, from the book and movie, is not found in the musical version. Another difference is the involvement of the sister’s father. He is off fighting in the Civil War in both the book and the movie; however in the musical, he does not return home.

To conclude, Saint Ursula Academy is very excited for this year’s winter production. It will surely be amazing with such a talented cast and crew. Again, if you would like to buy tickets, they will be available on October 16 on the SUA Fine Arts Department website.

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