A Benefit Performance of
Little Women

It only comes to Concord once every ten years,
so reserve your tickets early to see...
Click for Little Women 2002
Adapted for the stage by David Fielding Smith
from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
A Theatrical Production by
April 19 - May 5, 2002 Click for the Concord Players Online

Benefit performance on Sunday, May 5th for the Orchard House Preservation Project

~ Group rates available ~

For ticket information & reservations, phone 978-369-2990
or click on tickets for the Concord Players Online.

In 1858, a young Louisa May Alcott, her older sister Anna, and several of their Concord neighbors began an amateur theatrical company, "The Concord Dramatic Union." Performances of plays, often written by Louisa, were undertaken for the benefit of charitable organizations relating to abolition and child welfare, as well as for the edification of Concord residents, and the actors themselves! The company remained in existence into the 20th Century, and was re-named "The Concord Players."

In 1932, the 100th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott's birth, The Concord Players began a tradition to honor this esteemed Concord resident and her classic work, Little Women, written at Orchard House. Decennial stage adaptations of the book have continued ever since, with Alcott descendants and Orchard House staff frequently taking leading roles. Over time, The Players have donated one night's performance to Orchard House as further testament to the venerable old house, without which the Alcotts could never have felt rooted enough to succeed.

In 2002, public support -- both by townspeople and the community-at-large -- is more crucial than ever, as we race to "beat the clock" on our massive preservation effort by June 30th. We urge you to consider reserving benefit tickets early, and to encourage your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors to attend as well. If you cannot attend but still wish to help, we would greatly appreciate your show of support through a contribution to Orchard House. Visit our Annual Appeal page for more information.


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 production of Little Women
and a look at the play's history


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