LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
Living Little Women
Forty-minute Solo Play
A remarkable one-woman performance…tour de force presentation of the life of Louisa May Alcott.
—Westover School, Middleburg, CT
From the Writings of Louisa May Alcott
Living Little Women is the true story of Louisa May Alcott’s growing up with a brilliant, eccentric mother; a Transcendentalist philosopher father; and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne as friends and neighbors. It is a much more tortured, much more dramatic story of love, tenacity, and courage than the idealized story Alcott offers in Little Women. She pulled not only herself out of the grinding poverty bequeathed to her by her genius father, but took on as well the masculine role of provider and sole support for all six members of her family.
What Our Audiences Say
Miriam’s use of voices, objects, primary sources, and movement provided a truly captivating and authentic performance.
—Pleasanton Museum on Main, CA
It was as if I was taken back in the 1800s and was listening to Alcott herself.
—Heather Orr, The Jambar, Youngstown State University, OH
As good as they come!
—Michael Bauman, Executive Director, Missouri Humanities Council