Little Women @ Seattle Rep

A radical adaptation 📚

📸: Seattle Rep

📅 Friday, November 10th – Sunday, December 17th
📍 Seattle Rep: 155 Mercer St, Seattle
🎟 Previews start at $20+
🎁  Special winter markets in the lobby on November 25th + December 3rd

Novelist Louisa May Alcott’s little women are taking over the stage this fall. 

Alcott’s classic novel, Little Women, follows the lives of the March sisters during the Civil War era as they deal with marriage, ambition, class, family, and womanhood. Playwright Kate Hamill translated the beloved book for the stage, reimagining Little Women into a “radical adaptation,” Hamill wrote in the playbill. “When bringing a classic to the stage, I think we should always be asking why this story, why now – and re-examining cultural touchstones from new angles.”

In the Seattle Rep production directed by Marti Lyons, Amelio García plays Jo March, a headstrong young writer who refuses to conform to the rigid structures of being a lady and whether she even wants to be a lady. As she and her sisters Amy (Rebecca Cort), Meg (Cy Paolantonio), and Beth (Katie Peabody) deal with growing up as the country is at war with itself, Jo and her friend Laurie (Austin Winter) struggle with societal expectations and where they fit in amongst it all. Hamill’s provocative adaptation is gender and racially diverse and re-focuses the play around Jo and Laurie’s relationship. Still, it remains a definitive exploration of familial resiliency and artistic ambition.


An author pic of Jas Keimig. They have blue braids.

Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.