Camden High School Drama Club Presents “Little Women” as Fall Show

This fall, the Camden High School Drama Club will present “Little Women”.

It tells the story of the four March sisters on the brink of adulthood, while struggling to find themselves through the traumas of the American Civil War. Love and joy, grief and sickness, death and finally hope for the future are all driving forces in the play.

The performances will take place on Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 5 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

This adaptation was written by Kate Hamill, a local playwright who performs at Syracuse Stadium. In the same way Little womanKate has remade many other classics such as Pride and Prejudice, Sense and sensitivity, vanity lounge, and more. This local playwright has received awards such as “Playwright of the Year” and was named “Best Play of the Year” by the Minnesota Post. She touched the lives of many, especially in the show, Little woman. Hamill strives to show what it was like for women to live in the society of the original writer, Louisa May Alcott.

This play will take you on a journey as four sisters struggle to find their identity in this close-knit yet large family. The older sister, Meg (Isabella Wing), reaches the first strike of adulthood, searching for true love and ultimately motherhood. The second oldest sister, Jo (Marley Hilliker), wants out of what is expected of a woman at this time. Beth (Ryan Brown) is just trying to keep her family together. Finally, the last of the March girls, Amy (Hailey Hicks), is drawn to the extravagance of wealth. As the sisters move on, they meet many lifelong friends such as Theodore “Laurie” Laurence (Owen Carr), Mr. Brooks (Dylan Keyes), and Mr. Laurence (Jacob LeBruex).

Their mother, Marmee (Annaka Stauring), feeds them while their father, Robert (Leonardo Diehl), is off to war. Their Aunt March (Alyssa Vera) and their maid, Hannah (Sydney Matthews), make it a top priority to keep the girls tidy.

Other characters include a doctor (Trevor Young), Mr. Dashwood (Chad Teft), Mrs. Mingott (Hannah Smith) and even a “talking” parrot (Trevor Young).

Choreographers include Amanda Hughes and Meaghan McDonell. The ballroom dancing group and revelers are Sydney Matthews, Mackenzie Brockway, Leo Diehl, Evelyn Hotaling, Astro Johnson, Dylan Keyes, Tyler McLeod, Myah Ouderkirk, Hannah Smith, Chad Teft, Alyssa Vera, Shylynn Witzigman, Trevor Young, Jacob LaBreux and Garet Rocker.

Faculty and staff involved with the show are Stephanie Heath (director) Amanda Hughes (co-director) Jaclyn Stevens (producer) and Kim Dean (business manager).

The students running things behind the scenes are technical director Gianni Libratore, student and assistant director, Sydney Matthews and Hannah Smith, and sound designer, Alexia Nichols. The Drama Club costume team is led by Alyssa Vera. The stage crew, led by stage manager Annaka Stauring, includes Jade Hollingsworth, Evelyn Hotaling, Tyler McLeod, Abby Miller, Alex Mitchell, Mady Redden, Cal Seckner, Sophia Seitz, Dalton Smith, Daisy Strebel, Kayla Swayze, Jozette Thorn and Emily Vanderworken.

Syracuse.com will post information provided by schools about their fall shows throughout the season.

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