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meg jo beth amy & louisa

ensemble theatre · tier5 · Ages 10+ · United States of America

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ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 29, 2019
This is a unique, fresh look at a frequently-performed story. Tier 5 takes the well-known story and makes it into something contemporary, engaging and very entertaining.... full review
BELLA B certified reviewer June 28, 2019
A very interesting way to look at the story through the eyes of its writer and the creating process!... full review
GRAYDON SCHLICHTER certified reviewer June 26, 2019
Excellent. There are quite few elements at play here and all of them combine seamlessly into a show that is hard to describe without spoiling the surprises in store. Needless to say the performances were delightful, the story well-developed without feeling bloated, and the technical (and other) elements were an unexpected treat! *Quick Clarification* I have never read any of the Little Women books. This is important both because it didn't prevent me from thoroughly enjoying this production, but also because had I read them I may not have suffered the confusion referenced below. ... full review
VIVI THAI certified reviewer June 24, 2019
tagged as: sisters · enjoyable · Feminist
As someone who read "Little Women" as a child, I really liked watching this play for the ways the story "explained" the parts of the book's plot that bothered me when I was a kid. It was a very enjoyable experience!... full review
LARA THOMAS DUCEY certified reviewer June 24, 2019
I just adored this show. It's hard to put into words how fantastically effective the performances, staging and writing all are... that's why we should just leave the writing to Louisa. Hilary Kelman's acting is so poignantly thoughtful... presenting a full realization of Louisa through all her struggles and achievements. Every word, gesture and thought are absolutely authentic. The rest of the cast is just as wonderfully on point, interpreting parts of the script with wonderful anachronistic quirks that serve as a comedic way for a modern audience to relate to what only seems unrelatable. Although the silliness may appear over the top at times... it serves a greater purpose of juxtaposing the moments of true sorrow and heartbreak. Did I just... full review
DAVID EVAN STOLWORTHY certified reviewer June 22, 2019
This show broke me: As a playwright. As a brother. As a human being. This may be the best piece of theatre I have seen in my entire life. It feels like this piece was written for me. ... full review
MATTHEW LATKIEWICZ certified reviewer June 21, 2019
A truly beautiful staging of a great script. I have not read Little Women, but the script does a great job hitting both the beats of that series of books and Lousia May Alcott's life, so even an Alcott noob can appreciate. And there's a lot to appreciate. The design and choreography were so thoughtful and effective, proof that you don't need a humongous budget to create magical stage moments.... full review
MEGAN WALKER certified reviewer June 21, 2019
Little Women can sometimes be seen as boring because there's no "real plot"; it just follows the life of the March family. But THAT'S exactly what is so beautiful and heartwarming to watch. And Tier5 has done an incredible job of modernizing this classic and showing the love and passion that runs through this family and their friends. One of the most cohesive ensembles I've ever seen on a stage. The comedic timing of these actors is unmatched. Hilary Kelman's performance as Louisa, having to seamlessly weave through her story and her reality is fascinating to watch. I laughed until my gut hurt and cried too many times. This was a really special show; one that I will remember vividly for years to come. ... full review
KATHERINE KING certified reviewer June 21, 2019
Entertaining, endearing, nostalgic (for those who grew up on Little Women) while at the same time incorporating modern perspectives, very well-performed!... full review
ERIC DEPRIESTER certified reviewer June 21, 2019
tagged as: literary · insightful · Engaging · Lively · funny
A thoroughly modern, wildly engaging, and experimentally staged story of how Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, and why it still affects us today. ... full review