Hudson Valley Community College Theatre Students present "Little Women"

November 16, 2021

Students performing Little Women play in Theatre

Hudson Valley Community College’s Theatre Arts Program will present Kate Hamill's adaptation of "Little Women," Louisa May Allcott's ever-popular 1868 novel about four sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March -- growing up in New England during the Civil War. Performances – all open free to the public with masks required – are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18 – 20, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, located in the Siek Campus Center on the Troy campus.

In Hamill's script, Jo March doesn’t want to be like other girls. She’s ambitious, rough around the edges, headstrong, and yearns for a future she can’t yet articulate. As the nation is torn apart by civil war, Jo and her sisters struggle with what it means to grow up. Restrictive gender roles, political beliefs, poverty, and even love, threaten to break family ties, as the March sisters try to reconcile their identities with society’s demands. How do you stay true to yourself when the world wants you to be a perfect little woman?

"Little Women" is directed by Rosanne Raneri, assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media, with Delaney Williams, a theatre major, serving as assistant director.

Cast members are Jo March – Annabella Schiavi, Meg March – Grace Stipe, Beth March – Isabella Smarro, Amy March – Sivan Adler, Marmee March – Rachel Wait, Hannah – Del Williams, Aunt March – Johnathan Nieves, Mrs. Mingott – Shekinah Temple, Laurie Laurence – Brennan Clark, John Brooks – Matthew Palladino, Mr. Laurence – Shawn Brown, Robert March – Ben Parker, Mr. Dashwood, Parrot – Vincent Harrington, Messenger – Nazzy Mosavi, Understudy for Jo, Brooks – Emily Crist, Understudy for Meg – Leianne Polanco, Understudy for Amy, Hannah – Nazzy Mosavi and Understudy for Marmee – Shekinah Temple. Production team members are Isabella Smarro – stage manager, Annabella Schiavi – assistant stage manager, Nazzy Mosavi – assistant stage manager, Grace Stipe – props master, Rachel Wait – assistant props master, Shekinah Temple – assistant props master, Chloe Wise – costume manager, Sivan Adler – assistant costume designer/manager, Ben Parker and Vincent Harrington – production Interns.

Contact Debby Gardner at d.gardner@hvcc.edu for more information.

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