By Shan Szkolnik, for The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — A long beloved American classic is being brought to life by the ACTA Theatre starting this Friday, April 18.
Suellen Williams will be directing a fantastically talented cast in a stage adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women.
Little Women tells that story of the four March sisters, young women coming of age during the Civil War era, while their father is away as a chaplain in the Union Army and their mother is standing steadfast as their rock. It is a work about love, laughter, tears and life; it is a tale that is especially about life.
“I’m so glad this (production) is getting attention,” said Williams. “Because it is such a family-oriented play. It’s got something for everybody. There are situations and personalities that you can see in every family.”
Williams, a veteran of staging on plays and staring in them, is especially proud of her cast including the principals.
“You’ve got the oldest, Meg, she’s played by Katie Ellis,” Said Williams. “She’s more practical, she thinks she runs things. Then you’ve got Jo, played by Susan Cook, wonderful actress…then you have Beth, played by Janay Deering, this is her first play and she’s thirteen years old. Then there’s Amy, she’s played by Kathleen Smith, she’s got training from Texas University and she’s a good little actress…and then you have Whitney Howton as Marmee.”
Little Woman will debut Friday and will be performed on the following dates and at the following times:
Friday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m.
Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m.
ACTA Theatre is located at 225 Parkway Drive. Tickets may be purchased here.