MENDOTA – Mendota High School will present its Fall play, “Little Women,” on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the MHS auditorium.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each and the audience size will be capped at 250 people for each performance. Masks will be required and socially distanced seating will be enforced.
“Little Women” is adapted by Scott Davidson and based upon the original novel of the same name by Louisa May Alcott.
The novel is an American classic that has been adapted numerous times for the stage, the big screen, and television. The story chronicles the lives of the March sisters from childhood to adulthood and was loosely inspired by Alcott’s memories of growing up in a family of four sisters.
Beloved by generations of readers, “Little Women” paints a picture of four young women who, though very different from one another, share a strong bond that helps them to withstand both hardship and devastating loss. Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, “Little Women” celebrates the joy of friendship, the importance of compassion, the indomitable spirit of youth, the comfort of home, and the enduring love of family.
The play cast includes: Faith Anderson (senior) as Jo March; Alex Stremlau (senior) as Meg March; Sophia Pappas (freshman) as Amy March; Jillian Younger (freshman) as Beth March; Mia Raya (junior) as Hannah; Hannah Rich (sophomore) as Marmee; Emma Clark (sophomore) as Aunt March; Liam McGann (senior) as Laurie; Zach Compell (senior) as Brooke; Nick Reyes (freshman) as Father; and Trekker Klema (sophomore) as Professor Bhaer.