Owensboro Community & Technical College’s Oak Island Theatre is presenting Little Women this weekend with three performances.
The shows are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. All shows are hosted in OCTC’s Blandford Lecture Hall in the Humanities building on the main campus, located at 4800 New Hartford Road.
Oak Island Theatre’s production of Little Women is a heartwarming take on Louisa May Alcott’s classic book. This version is adapted and directed by OCTC Adjunct Professor Grae Greer, who created a different reality for the March women.
“I have always loved this story, but knew that to capture modern audiences, Jo March needed a different ending,” Greer said. “It’s the ending that Alcott wanted to begin with, so this is my little tribute to her legacy.”
The collaborative cast consists of OCTC and KWC students along with community members in the region.
“There are first-time performers, actors who have been performing for 10+ years, an actor who is returning to the stage after a 15-year hiatus, and actors who are stepping out of a director role and into the spotlight,” Greer said.
Many of the cast and crew are enrolled in OCTC theatre courses designing the set, costumes, and music. In the role of Laurie Laurence, OCTC student Lance Burdette, a first time actor to the stage, was also a member of the design team.
The cast is made up of Burdette as Laurie Laurence, Macy Dame as Jo March, OCTC student Alex Ezell as John Brooke, Emily Malone as Marmee, Jadd Miller as Mr. Laurence, Ali Peacock as Meg March, Mabrey Rice as Amy March, and Ryleigh Wyatt as Beth March.
Tickets are $7 for general admission, $3 for students, OCTC employees and children under 12 years of age. To learn more or reserve your tickets please email [email protected] with your requests, seating is limited due and masks are required in OCTC buildings.