Blue Water Theatre produces “Little Women”
It’s a classic that’s been around 150 years and it’s the subject of the Blue Water Theatre Company’s alumni summer performance. Little Women take the stage at Blue Water Theatre in Wayzata.
“Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, was first published in 1869. The beloved book begins with the story of four sisters living with their mother during the 1860s while their father is off at war.
The Cast of “Little Women”
Jack Stetler plays the character of Laurie.
“I actually found out that my parents still had the book, so I read through that a bit. Laurie is a very light-hearted and a young man, so it wasn’t too much of a stretch to go from me, I guess, into that character,” said Stetler.
Bridget McNiff plays the second oldest March sister, Josephine, or Jo.
“I start the show at 18 or 19 and I kind of go to that early womanhood type of time. It’s something that Jo is not interested in at all,” says McNiff. “You know, she doesn’t want to grow up.”
Sarah Kurtz plays the Marmee, the mother of the four March girls.
“Her husband is away at war so she has to take on a lot of the household responsibilities both physically and emotionally playing both roles throughout the show,” says Kurtz. “She’s a very strong and independent woman and she really is a good example for her children.”
Many of the actors are Wayzata High graduates. Audience members can sense a feeling of established friendships among the cast members.
Little Women is onstage now through Sunday at the Blue Water Theatre in Wayzata. All showtimes are 7 p.m. and tickets are available on their web site Blue Water Theatre, or at the door.