"Little Women" on Stage at Cedarville University

by Will Duncan, Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University’s theatre department will present “Little Women,” directed by Rebecca Baker, associate professor of theatre, October 2-4 and 9-12 in the Stevens Student Center Devries Theatre. Showtimes vary based on date.

Inspired by Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, this award-winning adaptation allows the audience to experience one year in the life of the March family. It follows family and their struggle to follow their hopes and dreams during the trials of the Civil War.

“I don’t want this production to seem like a sepia-toned old-fashioned movie,” said Baker. “I want it to feel completely ‘now.’ The cast might be wearing period dresses instead of jeans, but my goal is to communicate an old favorite in a lively and contemporary fashion.”

The production will begin with an event in the lobby of the Stevens Student Center. It will include food and live music from the Civil War era. 

Cedarville University’s theatre department will continue to entertain this season with “Fiddler on the Roof” from Jan. 29 through Feb. 8, and “Doubt: A Parable” from Mar. 19-29. Tickets for all performances cost $15 for adults and $12 for students. To purchase tickets, visit cedarville.edu/ticketinfo or call 937-766-7787.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.