Little Women to Grace Encinal Stage

Courtesy photo    Top row, left to right, Zoey Ericson as Marmee and Bonita Pinales as Aunt March; bottom row, left to right, Addie Wade as Meg March, Emily Price as Jo March and Catie Price as Beth March perform this weekend in the Encinal High School production of Little Women.

This Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9, and next Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. Encinal Junior-Senior High School students will present Louisa Mae Alcott’s classic Little Women. The school’s fall play tells the story of the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy and their mother, as they struggle to keep their family going while their father is away fighting the Civil War.

Alcott’s book was first published in 1868. The story is loosely based on the author and her three sisters. Depicted as independent females provided more freedom to express their ambitions in the absence of their father, the March sisters embody an important place in feminist literature.
The book has been repeatedly adapted for stage and screen, including a brand-new film version set to come out Christmas Day.

Tickets to Encinal’s performance cost $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. The performances take place in the Encinal High School Gymnasium at 210 Central Ave. For more information, call 748-4023 or write genekahane@gmail.com.