November 28, 2020
Far From The Tree Productions
As the American Civil War rages, four daughters of an army chaplain, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, befriend the boy next door and together they wrestle through the great peaks and valleys that come with growing up in a time when expectations are exacting and roles are rigid. Under the eye of their audaciously indulgent mother, the March girls and Laurie play, fight, dream, tell stories, singe their hair, fall in love, break hearts, and mourn great losses, each attempting to establish their own unique definition of contentment and freedom in spite of society’s limitations.
Far From The Tree Productions is thrilled to present this enduring classic just in time for the winter holidays; at its heart, a story about family, both born and chosen, at a time many either spend time with or feel the absence of, family.
Actor Kirsty Provan explains: “Little Women is a story of fierce grace. . . even in the midst of war and illness and hunger and poverty, that four sisters with nothing to their name can change the world around them simply by extending arms and hearts to the community around them.”
Little Women is driven by its incredibly hopeful, flawed, and at times frighteningly relatable cast of characters.
Kerri Norris who plays Marmee, posits, “This used to be a book that was taught to everyone but changing social viewpoints eventually labelled it as a ‘girl’s’ book. But everyone can find someone they can relate to.”
Though readers come from all imaginable backgrounds, most know intimately the messiness of young adulthood and the heartbreak of unrealized dreams. But, if Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Laurie are any indication, Alcott would have us remember that sometimes our happy ending looks far different than we ever could have expected.
Debuting November 14, 2020. New Episodes will be released every Saturday until December 19th, 2020. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube, and all other podcasting platforms.
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