The famous novel by Louisa May Alcott will come to life for the first time on the stage of the Drama Company of Slovak National Theatre.
Four sisters live their day-to-day lives while their father is fighting. They are fortunate to be brought up and guided by, at the time, a very open-minded, free-spirited mother. She inspires her daughters to be curious, observes their awakening femininity, encourages social empathy and cultivates their relationships with each other.
Girls of different temperaments and talents discover their individualities and the limits of social conventions and expectations. Their childhood, adolescence and adulthood have unique romantic charm, secrets and first sorrows and disappointments.
In his dramatisation, the director Amsler brings the iconic work to life with a modern aesthetic and imagery. By producing this title, we intend to make a non-violent appeal to ethical values such as decency, empathy, friendship, humility and strong family ties. The secrets of the sympathetic heroines and heroes and the overflowing chaos of the first touch of love are equally important ingredients of Little Women.
In an uncertain and rapidly changing world, it seems fitting to be reminded of the values and beauty of life, even if it is not always an idyll.
This production, directed by the outstanding, talented and experienced director Marián Amsler, is important because, among other things, it has the potential to show the next generation the value of family, friendship, forgiveness and living in truth and love through the intergenerational perspective of women.
In the adaptation of the inspirational novel, the excellent acting performances will resonate not only with the female leads. A valuable part of the theatre's repertoire, both artistically and in terms of its content.
Dramatisation and directed by Marián Amsler
Dramaturgy Darina Abrahámová
Set design Juraj Kuchárek
Costumes Marija Havran
Music Ivan Acher
Choreography Assistance Stanislava Vlčeková
Jo: Barbora Andrešičová
Meg: Petra Vajdová
Beth: Annamária Janeková (as a guest)
Amy: Jana Kovalčiková
Mother: Jana Oľhová
Father: Ján Gallovič
Laurie: Richard Autner
John Brook: Jakub Rybárik
Frederik Bhaer: Dávid Uzsák (as a guest)
Mr Laurence: Martin Huba
Aunt March: Božidara Turzonovová
Hannah: Zuzana Kocúriková
Photo: Jakub Gulyas