Hope for Breakfast

Hope for Breakfast by Marisha Chamberlain

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Productions (2)
Drama
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130 - 145 minutes
5 f, 5 m (10-13 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 5-8 m)
Set: Flexible setting that evokes Hillside House in Concord, Fruitlands commune in rural Massachusetts, and basement living quarters in Boston, all circa 1840.

Hope for Breakfast intertwines the beloved story of Little Women with what actually went on in the family life of the novel's author, Louisa May Alcott. Living in the intellectual hub of Massachusetts, circa 1840, young Louisa strives to keep her family together and safe from starvation, despite the harebrained schemes of her father, the Transcendentalist philosopher Bronson Alcott, who has sworn off working for money. At points of unbearable tension, Louisa retreats to an imaginary world -- the harmonious family life of her novel, Little Women -- whose publication ultimately leads to a precipitous and ironic rise in her real family's fortunes.

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Hope for Breakfast intertwines the beloved story of Little Women with what actually went on in the family life of the novel's author, Louisa May Alcott. Living in the intellectual hub of Massachusetts, circa 1840, young Louisa strives to keep her family together and safe from starvation, despite the harebrained schemes of her father, the Transcendentalist philosopher Bronson Alcott, who has sworn off working for money. At points of unbearable tension, Louisa retreats to an imaginary world -- the harmonious family life of her novel, Little Women -- whose publication ultimately leads to a precipitous and ironic rise in her real family's fortunes.

  • Drama
  • |
  • 130 - 145 minutes
  • 5 f, 5 m (10-13 actors possible: exactly 5 f, 5-8 m)
  • Set: Flexible setting that evokes Hillside House in Concord, Fruitlands commune in rural Massachusetts, and basement living quarters in Boston, all circa 1840.

Production History

JAN 01, 1992 - DEC 31, 1992
Midwest PlayLabs, The Playwrights' Center (workshop and staged reading)
Minneapolis, MN United States
Midwest PlayLabs, The Playwrights' Center (workshop and staged reading) Minneapolis, MN United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 31, 1990
Horizons Theatre (staged reading)
Washington, DC United States
Horizons Theatre (staged reading) Washington, DC United States
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