The Department of Theatre will showcase Little Women on Feb. 16-19 as this year’s spring play. The play is being directed by Dawne Swearingen Meeks, department chair and associate professor.
Little Women follows the story of the March family members. It focuses around sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March and how they deal with choices throughout the play, depicting real life emotion and family dynamics.
Zola Feasel, who plays Mrs. Mingcott, believes that the audience will be reminded of what family means.
“Take a deep breath and be reminded of what family means to you, whether that is positive or negative, and be willing to grow alongside the characters,” said Feasel, sophomore musical theater major from Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
The timeline or preparing for this show has been six weeks broken up into evening and weekend rehearsals. Each rehearsal is a step closer for them to perform for an audience. The students and faculty that are working on the play believe that an emotional play like this, requires a lot of work that is put in to create it.
“We have worked so hard on it for weeks in rehearsals in memorizing lines and blocking, but we have also had so much fun with it.” said Anna Grygier, senior musical theater major from Pearland.
The list of students performing and their roles are as follows:
- Rose Lee-Alliston as Marmee March
- Karis Cox as Aunt March
- Pattit Maisano Meg March
- Layla Rorem as Jo March
- Hannah Galambos as Beth March
- Anna Grygier as Amy March
- Caleb Shields as Theodore “Laurie” Lawrence
- Jack Bledsoe as John Brooks
- Ella Root as Hannah (housekeeper)
- Zola Feasel as Mrs. Mingcott
- Gabi Collins as Messenger
- Ryan Shupe as Mr. Laurence
- Gary Varner as Robert March
- Zeke Merchant as Mr. Dashwood
- Ty Naiker as the doctor
Showtimes for the play are as follows: Feb. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. All of the showtimes will be at the Fulks Theater. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now.
The showtime for Feb 18 will have a pre-show dinner for some. It is included if a person chooses this option at the checkout for the tickets. The dinner option is $55.
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