Little Women (one-act)

Little Women (one-act)
adapted by Marisha Chamberlain

Productions (135)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m
  • Set: The March family house and yard, 1863 -- can be rendered by suggestion
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-301-4

Little Women (one-act)
adapted by Marisha Chamberlain

(4)
Productions (135)
  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m
  • Set: The March family house and yard, 1863 -- can be rendered by suggestion

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self. (A full-length version of this play is also available.)

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $45
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $17.99

*The per performance fee begins at $45. Your per performance fee will be provided during the ordering process.

Play Details

Under the guidance of their beloved mother, the four young March sisters -- tempestuous Jo, motherly Meg, shy Beth, and spoiled baby Amy -- struggle to keep their family going while Father's away in the Civil War. In this beautifully dramatized adaptation of the classic novel, even as privation, illness, and sibling rivalry cast their shadows, each girl strives to find her true self. (A full-length version of this play is also available.)

An 35-minute version of this play is available; contact Playscripts for details.

  • Drama
  • 35 - 45 minutes
  • 7 f, 4 m
  • Set: The March family house and yard, 1863 -- can be rendered by suggestion
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-301-4

Published Reviews

"American playwright Chamberlain has adapted the story flawlessly."

Maclean's

"The story, as revealed in Chamberlain's deft adaptation, is a warm tale of love, family, and individuality during the American Civil War."

Peter Vaughan, Minneapolis Star and Tribune

"From the start of the play to the reunion, Chamberlain has judiciously chosen events that display the personalities and maturation of the March girls... There's some good, solid dramatic craftsmanship to be seen here...it is a very good representation of Alcott's book, which was about the best inclinations in humanity and about the importance of family as the source of it all."

David Hawley, St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch

"Chamberlain has chosen half a dozen or so of the book's low-key but revelatory incidents, vignettes that define each girl's character and provide her with a chance to learn... Chamberlain has tempered the book's admitted sentimentality, choosing to portray the girls' squabbles and sharp language as well as their strong and overriding love... [O]lder kids and adults should relish the flavor and zest of Chamberlain's adaptation."

Carla Waldemar, Twin Cities Reader

Production History

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JAN 18, 2018 - JAN 19, 2018
Canyon ISD
Canyon, TX United States
Canyon ISD Canyon, TX United States
JAN 13, 2018 - JAN 23, 2018
Life Middle School Waxahachie
WAXAHACHIE, TX United States
Life Middle School Waxahachie WAXAHACHIE, TX United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 01, 2017
Shorecrest Preparatory School
Clearwater, FL United States
Shorecrest Preparatory School Clearwater, FL United States
NOV 17, 2017 - NOV 17, 2017
Lexington School
Lexington, AL United States
Lexington School Lexington, AL United States
NOV 16, 2017 - NOV 16, 2017
Roosevelt High School
Seattle, WA United States
Roosevelt High School Seattle, WA United States
NOV 06, 2017 - NOV 06, 2017
Bulloch Academy
Statesboro, GA United States
Bulloch Academy Statesboro, GA United States
NOV 03, 2017 - NOV 04, 2017
Rocky Mount High School
Washington, NC United States
Rocky Mount High School Washington, NC United States
JUL 23, 2017 - MAR 09, 2017
ROAR Performing Arts Academy
REDCLIFFE, QLD Australia
ROAR Performing Arts Academy REDCLIFFE, QLD Australia
MAY 06, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
Lone Star High School
Frisco, TX United States
Lone Star High School Frisco, TX United States
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
The Habersham School
Savannah, GA United States
The Habersham School Savannah, GA United States
MAR 01, 2017 - MAR 15, 2017
South Garland High School
Garland, TX United States
South Garland High School Garland, TX United States
FEB 09, 2017 - FEB 19, 2017
William Byrd High School
Vinton, VA United States
William Byrd High School Vinton, VA United States
FEB 09, 2017 - FEB 09, 2017
Rawlinson Middle School Theatre Department
San Antonio, TX United States
Rawlinson Middle School Theatre Department San Antonio, TX United States
FEB 07, 2017 - FEB 11, 2017
BROWN Middle School
Forney, TX United States
BROWN Middle School Forney, TX United States
FEB 03, 2017 - FEB 10, 2017
Wayside Middle School
Saginaw, TX United States
Wayside Middle School Saginaw, TX United States
JAN 27, 2017 - JAN 28, 2017
Tamalpais High Drama Department
Mill Valley, CA United States
Tamalpais High Drama Department Mill Valley, CA United States
DEC 16, 2016 - DEC 17, 2016
N/a
Portland, OR United States
N/a Portland, OR United States
DEC 08, 2016 - DEC 08, 2016
Verona Area Middle Schools
Verona, WI United States
Verona Area Middle Schools Verona, WI United States
DEC 07, 2016 - DEC 08, 2016
Fairview Middle School
Silverdale, WA United States
Fairview Middle School Silverdale, WA United States
NOV 14, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
Canyon Middle School Theatre
New Braunfels, TX United States
Canyon Middle School Theatre New Braunfels, TX United States
OCT 27, 2016 - OCT 28, 2016
Grace Christian School
Anchorage, AK United States
Grace Christian School Anchorage, AK United States
OCT 20, 2016 - NOV 19, 2016
West De Pere High School
De Pere, WI United States
West De Pere High School De Pere, WI United States
OCT 15, 2016 - DEC 01, 2016
Covenant Classical Christian School
Columbia, SC United States
Covenant Classical Christian School Columbia, SC United States
OCT 14, 2016 - OCT 22, 2016
Little Mill Middle School
Cumming, GA United States
Little Mill Middle School Cumming, GA United States
OCT 08, 2016 - OCT 10, 2016
Upstream Acting Group
Williamsburg, VA United States
Upstream Acting Group Williamsburg, VA United States
MAY 15, 2016 - MAY 16, 2016
York Jr. High Theatre
Spring, TX United States
York Jr. High Theatre Spring, TX United States
MAY 12, 2016 - MAY 13, 2016
First Baptist Christian Academy
Lake Charles, LA United States
First Baptist Christian Academy Lake Charles, LA United States
MAY 05, 2016 - MAY 06, 2016
Covenant Christian Academy
Colleyville, TX United States
Covenant Christian Academy Colleyville, TX United States
MAY 04, 2016 - MAY 04, 2016
Normandy High School
Parma, OH United States
Normandy High School Parma, OH United States
APR 25, 2016 - MAY 09, 2016
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy
Huntsville, AL United States
Fantasy Playhouse Children's Theater & Academy Huntsville, AL United States
APR 22, 2016 - APR 23, 2016
Crossings Christian School
Oklahoma City, OK United States
Crossings Christian School Oklahoma City, OK United States
APR 09, 2016 - APR 09, 2016
Hillsboro Middle/High School
Hillsboro, KS United States
Hillsboro Middle/High School Hillsboro, KS United States
MAR 02, 2016 - MAR 05, 2016
Lake Jackson Intermediate School
Lake Jackson, TX United States
Lake Jackson Intermediate School Lake Jackson, TX United States
FEB 27, 2016 - MAR 30, 2016
Rogers Middle School
Prosper, TX United States
Rogers Middle School Prosper, TX United States
FEB 26, 2016 - MAR 31, 2016
Crosby Middle School
Porter, TX United States
Crosby Middle School Porter, TX United States
FEB 19, 2016 - FEB 20, 2016
Heritage Christian Academy
Plymouth, MN United States
Heritage Christian Academy Plymouth, MN United States
FEB 15, 2016 - FEB 28, 2016
Armstrong Middle School Theatre
Plano, TX United States
Armstrong Middle School Theatre Plano, TX United States
JAN 28, 2016 - JAN 30, 2016
Davis High Little Theater
Kaysville,, 43 United States
Davis High Little Theater Kaysville,, 43 United States
JAN 11, 2016 - JAN 16, 2016
Fort Worth Christian High School
Abilene,, TX United States
Fort Worth Christian High School Abilene,, TX United States
DEC 15, 2015 - DEC 15, 2015
Brentwood Christian School
Austin, TX United States
Brentwood Christian School Austin, TX United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 04, 2015
Student Leadership Academy
Venice, FL United States
Student Leadership Academy Venice, FL United States
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 04, 2015
Liberty Pines Academy
St. Johns, FL United States
Liberty Pines Academy St. Johns, FL United States
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 06, 2015
Southwestern Assemblies Of God University
Waxahachie, TX United States
Southwestern Assemblies Of God University Waxahachie, TX United States
DEC 03, 2015 - DEC 05, 2015
Suffield High School
Suffield, CT United States
Suffield High School Suffield, CT United States
NOV 12, 2015 - NOV 15, 2015
Denver City High School
Denver City, TX United States
Denver City High School Denver City, TX United States
NOV 03, 2015 - NOV 06, 2015
Canyon Creek Christian Academy
Argyle, TX United States
Canyon Creek Christian Academy Argyle, TX United States
OCT 24, 2015 - OCT 28, 2015
Temple High School
Temple, GA United States
Temple High School Temple, GA United States
JUN 02, 2015 - JUN 03, 2015
Bowie Junior High School - Drama Club
Odessa, TX United States
Bowie Junior High School - Drama Club Odessa, TX United States
MAY 22, 2015 - MAY 22, 2015
N/A
Eugene, OR United States
N/A Eugene, OR United States
MAY 21, 2015 - MAY 21, 2015
Bowie Junior High School - Drama Club
Odessa, TX United States
Bowie Junior High School - Drama Club Odessa, TX United States
MAY 10, 2015 - MAY 15, 2015
Calvary Christian Academy
Huntingdon, PA United States
Calvary Christian Academy Huntingdon, PA United States
APR 30, 2015 - MAY 02, 2015
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
Lansdale, PA United States
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School Lansdale, PA United States
APR 09, 2015 - APR 14, 2015
Wilson Middle School
Plano, TX United States
Wilson Middle School Plano, TX United States
JAN 30, 2015 - FEB 01, 2015
Nerinx Hall High School
Webster Groves, MO United States
Nerinx Hall High School Webster Groves, MO United States
JAN 27, 2015 - FEB 05, 2015
Detroit Lakes High School One Act Play
Alexandria, MN United States
Detroit Lakes High School One Act Play Alexandria, MN United States
JAN 23, 2015 - JAN 24, 2015
SALT Academy
Gresham, OR United States
SALT Academy Gresham, OR United States
DEC 18, 2014 - DEC 18, 2014
Creekside High School
Saint Johns, FL United States
Creekside High School Saint Johns, FL United States
DEC 12, 2014 - DEC 13, 2014
Barrington Community Theatre
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington Community Theatre Barrington, RI United States
DEC 08, 2014 - DEC 12, 2014
West High School
West, TX United States
West High School West, TX United States
DEC 06, 2014 - DEC 06, 2014
Lyndon Academy
Woodstock, GA United States
Lyndon Academy Woodstock, GA United States
DEC 05, 2014 - DEC 05, 2014
St Charles Christian Home Educators
St Peters, MO United States
St Charles Christian Home Educators St Peters, MO United States
DEC 02, 2014 - DEC 07, 2014
Clyde Junior High Theatre
Clyde, TX United States
Clyde Junior High Theatre Clyde, TX United States
NOV 10, 2014 - NOV 10, 2014
St Thomas More School
Lynnwood, WA United States
St Thomas More School Lynnwood, WA United States
JUL 17, 2014 - JUL 26, 2014
Skokie Park District-Devonshire Playhouse
Skokie, IL United States
Skokie Park District-Devonshire Playhouse Skokie, IL United States
MAY 01, 2014 - MAY 03, 2014
Harding University
Searcy, AR United States
Harding University Searcy, AR United States
APR 02, 2014 - APR 02, 2014
Persephone School of Theatre
Saskatoon, SK Canada
Persephone School of Theatre Saskatoon, SK Canada
MAR 27, 2014 - MAR 29, 2014
Susquehanna Township High School / School of Performing Arts
Harrisburg, PA United States
Susquehanna Township High School / School of Performing Arts Harrisburg, PA United States
MAR 19, 2014 - MAR 19, 2014
Detroit High School Drama Department
Detroit, TX United States
Detroit High School Drama Department Detroit, TX United States
FEB 07, 2014 - FEB 15, 2014
Ferris Jr. High School
Ferris, TX United States
Ferris Jr. High School Ferris, TX United States
JAN 26, 2014 - JAN 26, 2014
N/A
Fort Wayne, IN United States
N/A Fort Wayne, IN United States
JAN 24, 2014 - JAN 26, 2014
N/A
Fort Wayne, IN United States
N/A Fort Wayne, IN United States
DEC 20, 2013 - DEC 20, 2013
Indian Mountain School
Lakeville, CT United States
Indian Mountain School Lakeville, CT United States
DEC 19, 2013 - DEC 19, 2013
Lorenzo de Zavala Drama Club
Amarillo, TX United States
Lorenzo de Zavala Drama Club Amarillo, TX United States
DEC 15, 2013 - DEC 15, 2013
Indian Mountain School
Lakeville, CT United States
Indian Mountain School Lakeville, CT United States
DEC 10, 2013 - DEC 10, 2013
Grandview Christian School
Grandview, MO United States
Grandview Christian School Grandview, MO United States
NOV 21, 2013 - NOV 23, 2013
Highland Christian School
Arlington, WA United States
Highland Christian School Arlington, WA United States
NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 14, 2013
West Harpeth Christian Tutorial
Thompson's Station, TN United States
West Harpeth Christian Tutorial Thompson's Station, TN United States
MAY 31, 2013 - MAY 31, 2013
Horizon Christian School
Tualatin, OR United States
Horizon Christian School Tualatin, OR United States
MAY 28, 2013 - MAY 28, 2013
Webber Middle School
Fort Collins, CO United States
Webber Middle School Fort Collins, CO United States
MAY 15, 2013 - MAY 15, 2013
South Lakes High School
Reston, VA United States
South Lakes High School Reston, VA United States
MAY 03, 2013 - MAY 03, 2013
Artios Academy
Orange, TX United States
Artios Academy Orange, TX United States
JAN 26, 2013 - JAN 26, 2013
Tredyffrin Public Library
Wayne, PA United States
Tredyffrin Public Library Wayne, PA United States
JAN 11, 2013 - JAN 12, 2013
Memorial Junior High School
Valley Stream, NY United States
Memorial Junior High School Valley Stream, NY United States
JUL 13, 2012 - JUL 21, 2012
New Bern Civic Theatre
New Bern, NC United States
New Bern Civic Theatre New Bern, NC United States
MAR 31, 2012 - APR 30, 2012
Leary's Brook Junior High
St.John's, NF Canada
Leary's Brook Junior High St.John's, NF Canada
MAR 30, 2012 - APR 01, 2012
Poetry Community Christian School
Terrell, TX United States
Poetry Community Christian School Terrell, TX United States
MAR 23, 2012 - MAR 24, 2012
Grace Preparatory Academy
Arlington, TX United States
Grace Preparatory Academy Arlington, TX United States
JAN 21, 2012 - JAN 24, 2012
Webster School District 18-4
Webster, SD United States
Webster School District 18-4 Webster, SD United States
JAN 21, 2012 - FEB 10, 2012
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School
Glencoe, MN United States
Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Glencoe, MN United States
DEC 08, 2011 - DEC 08, 2011
Arlington Heights Christian School
Corpus Christi, TX United States
Arlington Heights Christian School Corpus Christi, TX United States
NOV 18, 2011 - NOV 18, 2011
Mason County Eastern
Custer, MI United States
Mason County Eastern Custer, MI United States
OCT 25, 2011 - OCT 25, 2011
Jackson High School
Jackson, GA United States
Jackson High School Jackson, GA United States
APR 15, 2011 - APR 17, 2011
Camille Playhouse
BROWNSVILLE, TX United States
Camille Playhouse BROWNSVILLE, TX United States
MAR 17, 2011 - MAR 18, 2011
United Faith Christian Academy
Charlotte, NC United States
United Faith Christian Academy Charlotte, NC United States
MAR 01, 2011 - MAR 05, 2011
Evans Middle School
McKinney, TX United States
Evans Middle School McKinney, TX United States
FEB 26, 2011 - MAR 19, 2011
Stearns High School
Millinocket, ME United States
Stearns High School Millinocket, ME United States
FEB 24, 2011 - MAR 05, 2011
Beaver Country Day School
Chestnut Hill,, MA United States
Beaver Country Day School Chestnut Hill,, MA United States
DEC 01, 2010 - DEC 02, 2010
West Deptford Little Theatre
Natinal Park, NJ United States
West Deptford Little Theatre Natinal Park, NJ United States
NOV 17, 2010 - NOV 19, 2010
Seminole High School
Sanford, FL United States
Seminole High School Sanford, FL United States
JUL 09, 2010 - JUL 11, 2010
Fauquier Community Theatre
WARRENTON, VA United States
Fauquier Community Theatre WARRENTON, VA United States
JUL 01, 2010 - JUL 31, 2010
Sunnyside Unified School District #12
Tucson, AZ United States
Sunnyside Unified School District #12 Tucson, AZ United States
MAY 13, 2010 - MAY 13, 2010
Cab Calloway School Of The Arts
Wilmington, DE United States
Cab Calloway School Of The Arts Wilmington, DE United States
MAR 01, 2010 - MAR 31, 2010
Sunnyside Unified School District #12
Tucson, AZ United States
Sunnyside Unified School District #12 Tucson, AZ United States
DEC 18, 2009 - DEC 19, 2009
Pool2Gether Productions
Wichita Falls, TX United States
Pool2Gether Productions Wichita Falls, TX United States
DEC 04, 2009 - DEC 05, 2009
Jenison Jr. High Theater
Jenison, MI United States
Jenison Jr. High Theater Jenison, MI United States
DEC 04, 2009 - DEC 11, 2009
Troup Middle School
Troup, TX United States
Troup Middle School Troup, TX United States
DEC 03, 2009 - DEC 04, 2009
Warren Tech Theater
Washington, NJ United States
Warren Tech Theater Washington, NJ United States
MAY 24, 2009 - MAY 24, 2009
Homeschool Group
Joelton, TN United States
Homeschool Group Joelton, TN United States
MAY 08, 2009 - MAY 09, 2009
North Ridge Middle School
Danville, IL United States
North Ridge Middle School Danville, IL United States
APR 25, 2009 - APR 26, 2009
Anamosa Community School District
Anamosa, IA United States
Anamosa Community School District Anamosa, IA United States
APR 01, 2009 - APR 04, 2009
Brazosport Independent School District
Clute, TX United States
Brazosport Independent School District Clute, TX United States
APR 01, 2009 - AUG 31, 2009
Kingdom Builders Homeschool Co-op
Savannah, GA United States
Kingdom Builders Homeschool Co-op Savannah, GA United States
MAR 28, 2009 - APR 05, 2009
Studio Playhouse
Upper Montclair, NJ United States
Studio Playhouse Upper Montclair, NJ United States
MAR 01, 2009 - MAR 30, 2009
Discovery Middle School
Alexandria, MN United States
Discovery Middle School Alexandria, MN United States
FEB 21, 2009 - FEB 27, 2009
Macario Garcia Middle School
Sugarland, TX United States
Macario Garcia Middle School Sugarland, TX United States
JAN 30, 2009 - JAN 30, 2009
Winter Springs High School
Orlando, FL United States
Winter Springs High School Orlando, FL United States
JAN 09, 2009 - JAN 10, 2009
First Light Theatre Company
Shelburne, VT United States
First Light Theatre Company Shelburne, VT United States
JAN 09, 2009 - JAN 30, 2009
Winter Springs High School
Orlando, FL United States
Winter Springs High School Orlando, FL United States
DEC 03, 2008 - DEC 04, 2008
Mandeville Junior High School
Mandeville, LA United States
Mandeville Junior High School Mandeville, LA United States
MAY 01, 2008 - MAY 31, 2008
Midland Independent School District
Midland, TX United States
Midland Independent School District Midland, TX United States
APR 01, 2008 - APR 30, 2008
Lamar Middle School
Temple, TX United States
Lamar Middle School Temple, TX United States
APR 01, 2008 - APR 02, 2008
Oakdale Middle School
Ijamsville, MD United States
Oakdale Middle School Ijamsville, MD United States
MAR 29, 2008 - MAR 29, 2008
Barrington Recreational Theatre
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington Recreational Theatre Barrington, RI United States
DEC 18, 2007 - FEB 01, 2008
Black Box Theatre At Franklin High School
Elk Grove, CA United States
Black Box Theatre At Franklin High School Elk Grove, CA United States
NOV 02, 2007 - NOV 03, 2007
Manchester Middle
Richmond, VA United States
Manchester Middle Richmond, VA United States
SEP 07, 2007 - SEP 08, 2007
Huntsville High School
Huntsville,, AL United States
Huntsville High School Huntsville,, AL United States
MAY 03, 2007 - MAY 03, 2007
CHEC 3D's
Victoria, TX United States
CHEC 3D's Victoria, TX United States
APR 20, 2007 - APR 21, 2007
Venture Theatre
Billings, MT United States
Venture Theatre Billings, MT United States
APR 03, 2007 - APR 05, 2007
Roosevelt High School One Act Play Troope
Lubbock, TX United States
Roosevelt High School One Act Play Troope Lubbock, TX United States
MAR 27, 2007 - MAR 27, 2007
High Island High School
High Island, TX United States
High Island High School High Island, TX United States
MAR 23, 2007 - MAR 23, 2007
Roosevelt High School One Act Play Troope
Lubbock, TX United States
Roosevelt High School One Act Play Troope Lubbock, TX United States
MAR 23, 2007 - MAR 23, 2007
Trinity Christian Academy
Addison, TX United States
Trinity Christian Academy Addison, TX United States
MAR 19, 2007 - MAR 20, 2007
High Island OAP
High Island, TX United States
High Island OAP High Island, TX United States
DEC 19, 2006 - DEC 19, 2006
Actors Theatre Of South Carolina
Charleston, SC United States
Actors Theatre Of South Carolina Charleston, SC United States
DEC 15, 2006 - DEC 15, 2006
N. B. Forrest High School
Jacksonville, FL United States
N. B. Forrest High School Jacksonville, FL United States
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Canyon ISD
Canyon, TX United States
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Life Middle School Waxahachie
WAXAHACHIE, TX United States
Life Middle School Waxahachie WAXAHACHIE, TX United States
DEC 01, 2017 - DEC 01, 2017
Shorecrest Preparatory School
Clearwater, FL United States
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