Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Directed by Laura Jones

A new stage adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel explores the coming-of-age adventures of four “little women:” Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The classic stories of the March girls growing up in Civil War New England are told with humor, fierce tenderness, and pride. In Alcott’s lasting tribute to feminine strength and independence, all four face dilemmas and decisions driven by their conflicting desires to be dutiful daughters and sisters while pursuing their artistic passions and freedoms.

Their lives interweave throughout the seasons, beginning in the middle of a harsh winter as Christmas approaches. Spring brings social dances and Meg’s wedding. And while Beth continues to study and compose music, Jo spends a summer in the city trying to write and publish her first novel. Amy travels the art museums of Europe with Aunt March, and in the fall the family is finally reunited in a joyful yet poignant celebration of their loves and their losses.

Little girls and who they grow up to be can be seen side-by-side. Past, Present, and Future will exist on stage simultaneously, in real time, something only the theatre can do.

Read more:
From Alcott’s Pen to the CSU Theatre Stage by Mitch Wills
CSU Theater offers new version of ‘Little Women’ Family from the Reporter-Herald

Click to read the Little Women Program.


“It all comes back to friends and family and those relationships, and that is something that holds true in this play. It will warm the cockles of your heart.” – Laura Jones, director


  • Little Women 2013 Production Photo
    Colorado State University Theatre presents Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, directed by Laura Jones.