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Little Women by Louisa May Alcott presented by Batavia High School this weekend

Jan 29, 2016 02:09PM ● By Neighbors Magazines
Batavia High School presents Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, a new stage adaptation of the beloved civil war-era classic. Adapted and directed by Joshua Casburn, this poignant and moving, family-friendly story, which chronicles the joys and sorrows of a headstrong woman and her sisters, will be performed in the Black Box at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre. .

Tickets are available online at and at the box office. Tickets prices are for general admission and are $12 online and $14 by phone and at the box office.

This timeless classic by Louisa May Alcott (played as narrator by junior Abby Weiss), about four sisters who learn meaningful lessons through love and pain, stars senior Jamie VandenOever as Jo March, a young woman who hopes to be an author, never wants to get married, and whose strong personality leads to sometimes humorous and sometimes painful results. Jo’s primary love interest, a rich, young boy named Laurie (played by senior Mikkel Knutson), longs to interact with people his own age, so he is very excited when he meets Jo and her sisters, including Meg (sophomore Meghan Tucker), Beth (senior Sarah Heylmun), and Amy (senior Meghan Rocha). These girls each have their own storyline. Meg, whether she will admit it or not, secretly has feelings for a local tutor (senior Billy Bernardoni). Sweet Beth, despite ailing health, loves the piano and develops a friendship with the kindly old neighbor Mr. Laurence (senior John Hohman). Amy, the youngest of the group, is the most prim and proper of all of them and has aspirations to travel the world, marry well, and be a respectable lady. But will her own temper get in the way?