An hilarious take on Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott. There have been parodies of Little Women since the dawn of time but this one really hits the nail on the head. With references to the modern day world and Jo finally openly admitting it’s not really men she’s interested in…
The show has jabs at the book and calls out the problematic themes in a hilarious and to the point way. The jokes were consistent throughout and had the audience in fits of giggles as they kept meeting back in their living picture pose whenever the sisters were together, taking a dig at how unrealistic the story and its corresponding movies are.
This young cast have a great sense of comedic timing and strong acting skills. Particular standout performances from the actors of Beth, Meg and Marmie. It was hard to believe they were all so young. I’m sure some of these actors will go on to do big things.
Some of the plot points had the audience in stitches. We all know what’s going to happen to Beth but the way it’s portrayed was so funny and true of the real story, all the characters forgetting she was even there to begin with. Along with Jo being called out for her slightly narcissistic tendencies it places the characters in the real world, where they learn their lives have been a little different from the rest of the population. These girls hadn’t even seen a boy for most of their lives till Laurie came along!
A spectacular show of young American talent and a wonderfully fun watch.
Greenside @ Nicholson Square