only comes to Concord once every ten years,
reserve your tickets early to see...
for the stage by David Fielding Smith
from the novel by Louisa May Alcott
A Theatrical Production by
April 19 -
May 5, 2002
performance on Sunday, May 5th for the Orchard House Preservation Project
Group rates available ~
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."
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.
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.