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Little Women


Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story of the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, their family and friends, and all their happy, sad, and triumphant times as they grow from childhood to adulthood in the 1860’s. Loosely based on the author’s own family. Preview script.

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By Louisa May Alcott
Adapted by Carmella Gates

Setting: Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860’s

Cast of Characters:

Josephine (Jo) March—Quick-tempered and quick-witted tomboy who wants to be a writer.
Meg March—Oldest sister who is responsible, mothering and kind.
Beth March—Quiet, caring sister who wants to please others and play piano
Amy March—Pretty, pouty, vain youngest sister with artistic talent
Marmee—The girls’ mother who cares for her family and help those in need
Mr. March—The girls’ father, serves in the Union Army as a chaplain
Theodore Laurence—(Laurie) Rich boy next door who becomes very close friends with the March family, especially Jo, who calls him Teddy
Mr. Laurence—Laurie’s grandfather who cares for and help the March family, especially Beth
Aunt March—Crotchety, critical older aunt, disapproves of the March family’s loss of fortune
Mr. Brooke—Laurie’s tutor who falls in love with Meg
Hannah—The March’s servant
Dr. Bangs—Beth’s doctor
Professor Bhaer—Poor German professor of English Literature who befriends Jo
Sallie Gardner—Rich friend of Meg’s
Annie Moffat—Rich friend of Meg’s. Meg covets Sallie and Annie’s fine things and lifestyle
Mrs. Kirke—Owner of the boarding house where Jo lives in New York
Emily Kirke—Mrs. Kirke daughter, about 6 years old
Joseph Kirke—Mrs. Kirke’s son, about 8 years
Miss Hathaway—Mrs. Kirke’s boarder
Mr. Benoit—Mrs. Kirke’s boarder
Mr. Allen—Mrs. Kirke’s boarder
Ensemble—Partygoers, Telegram person, Margaret, etc.










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