Little Women

Little Women

by Kate Hamill,
adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott

November 11 – December 3, 2022

Previews November 9 and 10

Louisa May Alcott’s treasured classic, Little Women tells the enduring story of the March family and their four daughters; romantic Meg, shy Beth, willful Amy, and of course, fiery and independent Jo.  Through the intertwining lives of the sisters, we see the familiar hardships, heartbreak, humor, and humility of these passionate and unique young women.  Little Women enchants new generations with the regional premiere of this new adaptation.

Same playwright as 2022's smash hit Pride and Prejudice!

Angelique Archer


Geoffrey Warren Barnes II*

Mr. Laurence/Robert March/Mr. Dashwood

Shelley Delaney*

Hannah/Mrs. Mingott /Messenger

Justin McCombs*

John Brooke/Doctor/Parrot

Elizabeth Chinn Molloy


Emelie O’Hara*


Patrick Earl Phillips*


Maggie Lou Rader*


Torie Wiggins*

Marmie/Aunt March

  • Jemma Alix Levy


  • Shannon Moore

    Scenic Designer

  • Abbi Howson

    Costume Designer

  • Rainy Edwards

    Costume Coordinator

  • Justen N. Locke

    Lighting Designer

  • Robert Carlton Stimmel

    Sound Designer

  • Kara Eble Trusty

    Properties Designer

  • Gina Cerimele-Mechley

    Fight and Intimacy Director

  • Rachel Perin

    Dance Choreographer

  • Patrick Earl Phillips


  • Brenna Bishop*

    Production Stage Manager

  • Arran Bowen

    Assistant Stage Manager

  • *Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Jemma Alix Levy (Director, 2nd Season) is an Associate Professor of Theater at Washington and Lee University.  She has directed nationally and internationally for over 20 years, including critically acclaimed productions in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Texas, and Illinois, where she spent ten years as Artistic Director of Muse of Fire Theatre Company. Jemma received her Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, then graduated from The Juilliard School's directing program, where she studied with JoAnne Akalaitis, Michael Kahn, and Garland Wright.  She also earned a Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University’s program in association with the American Shakespeare Center. Recent directing work includes a multi-media production of Natsu Onoda Power’s kamishibai adaptation of Thumbelina, Moliere’s Tartuffe at Prague Shakespeare Company, and Miss Holmes at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Jemma is also a playwright, and has written two Shakespearean adaptations: Queen Margaret, from the Henry VI tetralogy and Richard III; and Believe None of Us, from Hamlet.  She also adapted Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna, and "Jenny Aloo," a short story by two-time National Book Award nominee Howard Norman.  Before joining the faculty at Washington and Lee, Jemma taught at Webster University's Conservatory of Theater Arts, Wabash College, Roosevelt University Chicago College for the Performing Arts, Mary Baldwin College, and The Brearley School.

Jemma directed Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2019 production of Miss Holmes

Design Sponsor:

Pete and Ginger Strange

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Kate Hamill (Playwright) is an actor/playwright. Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year, 2017. Her work includes her play Sense and Sensibility (in which she originated the role of Marianne)—Winner, Off-Broadway Alliance Award 2016; Nominee, Drama League Award; 265+ performances off-Broadway. Other plays include Vanity Fair at the Pearl Theatre (in which she originated the role of Becky Sharp; Nominee, Off-Broadway Alliance Award 2017), Pride and Prejudice at Primary Stages and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (originated the role of Lizzy Bennet; Nominee, Off-Broadway Alliance Award). Her plays have been produced off-Broadway, at A.R.T., Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Dallas Theater Center, PlayMaker’s Rep, Folger Theatre (8 Helen Hayes Award nominations; Winner, best production—S&S), Arvada Center and others; upcoming productions at Shakespeare Theatre of DC, A.C.T., Trinity Rep, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Kansas City Rep, Dorset Theatre Festival and more. Upcoming world premieres: Little Women at the Jungle Theater and Primary Stages; Mansfield Park at Northlight Theatre. She is currently working on new adaptations of “The Odyssey” and “The Scarlet Letter,” as well as several new original plays (Prostitute Play, In the Mines, Love Poem). Kate was one of the top 20 most-produced playwrights in the country this season.

Kate Hamill was the playwright of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2020 and 2022 productions of Pride and Prejudice