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Little Women LJ7000

Little Women

Adapted by Thomas Hischak. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott.

Product Code: LJ7000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama
  • Cast size: 5m., 18w., flexible (doubling possible).

    Livestream and Record & Stream Rights Available

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This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

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$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $85/perf

In stock


Due to its immense popularity, we asked several directors why they chose this version of Little Women when they had perused copies of four or five versions previously. Two reasons seemed important: This version has 12 to 18 women, while some adapters cut parts to condense the long novel. Since the story covers several years and many characters, a narrator, Josephine (Jo) Marsh, gives background information to tie the scenes together. Her narration also gives time for the few costume and set changes necessary for a simple or magnificent production. Jo, of course, is Louisa May Alcott. The author and the publisher have worked to make this script playable by every theatre regardless of size and budget and by actors of virtually any age, since it is a story that every person ought to see. The story is familiar to nearly every American. The four March daughters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—continue to live in the hearts of readers, causing smiles and tears, triumph and tragedy as they grow up, fall in love and face life. This classic American tale will touch the heart of every person in your audience.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code LJ7000
  • Cast Size 23
  • Min. Royalty Rate $85/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 150 min


  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9780886804121
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"This show was a beautiful retelling of the classic story of Little Women. The narration adds so much to the story, and creates a flow of action. While the show does actually run 2 hours and thirty minutes, there are suggested edits to cut down the time, though we did not use them. Our audiences adored this show despite the length, and allowed our actors the time to tell the full story of the March family."
Review by Mary Kay Dente, ANTIC, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
"Our community loved this production of Alcott's timeless classic. Our students adore the source material and worked tirelessly to get the characters, relationships, and moments just right. Hischak's adaptation brilliantly includes a mature Josephine as a narrator, efficiently turning this version of Little Women into an effective memory play. Audiences are sure to love this wholesome play, and your company will love working on it together."
Review by Travis Meador, Grand Oaks High School, Spring, Texas
"Excellent script. All Alcott lovers satisfied."
Review by Elysa Ray, Fire Mountain Arts Council, Morton, Wash.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
San Jacinto Community College Pasadena Texas 2/15/2024 2/18/2024
Mercer Island High School Mercer Island Washington 2/1/2024 2/10/2024
Woodstown High School Woodstown New Jersey 11/15/2023 11/18/2023
Waycross Area Community Theatre Waycross Georgia 6/27/2024 6/30/2024
DeSales Catholic High School Walla Walla Washington 11/11/2023 11/19/2023
Spring Branch Community Church Virginia Beach Virginia 11/8/2023 11/10/2023
South Tama County High School Tama Iowa 4/4/2024 4/4/2024
Perquimans County High Hertford North Carolina 11/2/2023 11/3/2023
Inglemoor High School Kenmore Washington 1/26/2024 2/3/2024
Sumner High School Sumner Washington 10/26/2023 10/29/2023
Greenleaf Performing Arts Academy Kansas City Kansas 1/12/2024 1/13/2024


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