2640 College Ave
Berkeley, California 94704

Adapted for the stage by Marisha Chamberlain
This play is suitable for children ages 6 and up
Saturdays and Sundays: January 19, 20, 26, 27; February 2, 3, 2008
All shows @ 2pm

Julia Morgan Center for the Arts (2640 College Avenue, Berkeley)

TICKETS: $18/adults; $14/children (discounts available through http://www.activeartstheatre.org)
BOX OFFICE: (925) 798-1300
Based on Louis May Alcotts beloved novel about family life and love, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy as they grow up during the Civil War. Father is off with the Union army, and money is tight, but the girls learn to be resourceful, knowing they can never truly be poor as long as they have each other. Each sisters struggle leads to new adventures and revelations. Pretty Meg, the oldest, wonders if she will ever find love. Tomboy Jo struggles to balance her need for independence with her duty to her family. Shy Beth doesnt realize how much her musical gifts mean to others and little Amy learns that she must think less about herself and more about her family. Their neighbors wealthy Mr. Laurence and his high-spirited grandson, Laurie admire the sisters kindness, talent and pluck, and step in to help when events take a turn for the worse.
Active Arts theatrical sparkling production of Little Women is the perfect way to introduce children of all ages to this timeless masterpiece.
ABOUT THE COMPANY: Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences is a professional, non-profit theater company founded by veteran actors from the Bay Area's vibrant theater scene, along with local visual artists and educators. All of the company's repertory is performed by a cast of professional adult actors, instead of the standard mix of young performers and adults.
Since the companys debut in 2004, Active Arts has performed for more than 8,000 children and families. Active Arts production of Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business broke box office records in 2005 and the companys subsequent productions included memorable interpretations of "Alexander that the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day" based on the short story by Judith Viorst; Dragonwings by Laurence Yep; and "Manzi: The Adventures of Young Cesar Chavez" by Jose Cruz Gonzalez.
Closing out the 2007-08 season, Active Arts will premiere The Emperors New Clothes: A Musical by Ahrens and Flaherty April 12 27, 2008. This charming musical is from the team that created Ragtime and Seussical. The Emperors New Clothes re-tells the age-old parable from the viewpoint of a 14-year-old boy. This play is suitable for children ages 4 and up. www.activeartstheatre.org

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Added by NEQA on January 2, 2008

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