A popular performance by a New London performing company is returning for another season next month.
Flock Theatre will debut their adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women on Dec. 7 at the Shaw Mansion. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Fridays, 2 p.m. on Sundays, and both times on Saturdays from opening night until Dec. 23. Tickets are $35 for adults and $30 for children, seniors, and veterans. Seating at each performance is limited to 30 people.
This year's performance is directed by Derron Wood, Flock Theatre's artistic director, and co-directed by Anne Flemmang. The stage adaptation of Alcott's novel, which follows four sisters growing up in Concord, Mass., during and after the Civil War, was written by Julia Rattey in 2010. Rattey is also playing Jo March in the play.
“Having the chance to bring this beloved story to life on stage with such a wonderful cast, and in the intimate setting of the Shaw Mansion, is an incredible opportunity for me both as a writer and a performer,” Rattey said. “I’m so grateful to be a part of it. ‘Little Women’ is a heartwarming story of family, love, and the joys and pains of growing up, and I hope audiences will have as much enjoyment in seeing it as we are having performing it.”
The Shaw Mansion, the location of the New London Historical Society, has hosted several other Flock Theatre plays including The Holly and the Ivy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Pride and Prejudice, The Cherry Orchard, and Emma.
For tickets or more information, call Flock Theatre at 860-443-3119.