St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy will present Little Women at 7 p.m. on April 28 and 29 at St. Katharine Drexel–St. Mary’s Site Gymnasium, 119 W. 7th St., Kaukauna. The public are invited to attend. No tickets are required, but free-will donations will be accepted at the door.
This production of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women adapted by Thomas Hischak is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
This adaptation of the classic American tale will touch the hearts of every person in the audience, causing smiles and tears, triumph and tragedy, as the March daughters grow up, fall in love, and face life.
St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy juniors and seniors will perform the play. It is directed by Drama Teacher Wes Beyer, who has been actively involved in area theater productions and earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in theatre from Northern Michigan University.
Drama is part of the integrated classical core curriculum at St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy. Drama class begins in sophomore year, where the students are introduced to basic acting skills and perform a short play. It continues junior year where they perform a full length play and culminates senior year with a Shakespeare play. With the arts being a primary source of knowledge and ideas in today’s culture for many young people, students learn about drama as an art form and also study it in an integrated literary, philosophical, historical and theological context. Additionally, drama benefits students by bringing them together for a common goal.
For more information about St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy’s performance of Little Women, contact the school office at 920-766-0186.