Bluefield University in the News


by | Feb 7, 2011

Bluefield College Theatre will present a new adaptation of Luisa May Alcott’s beloved classic “Little Women,” Thursday through Sunday, February 24-27.

Performances Thursday through Saturday, February 24-26, will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinee, February 27, will begin at 2 p.m. All shows will take place in BC’s Harman Chapel Auditorium, where admission at the door will be $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

The script for BC Theatre’s “Little Women” was adapted by Bluefield College senior Jennifer Bohannan and is designed and directed by BC Theatre professors Charles M. Reese and Rebecca McCoy-Reese.

“Little Women” is the autobiographical story of Louisa May Alcott’s life. The drama focuses on the March family in Concord, Massachusetts, where four sisters — Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy — are growing up during the American Civil War. The play follows their exploits as they come of age, marry, and begin to establish families of their own.

The cast of the Bluefield College production includes Jennifer Bohannan of Merrimack, New Hampshire as Jo; Maggie Dillon of Athens, West Virginia, as Meg; Marland Funk of Ivanhoe, Virginia, as Beth; and Danielle Workman of Princeton, West Virginia, as Amy.

Their mother, Marmee, is played by Della Limbert of Lititz, Pennsylvania, and their father is portrayed by James Young of Newport News, Virginia. The supporting cast includes Jesse Stevens as Laurie, John Campbell as Mr. Brooke, Josh King as Professor Bhaer, and Bonnie Blackburn as Aunt March. Other cast members include Breanna Buterakos, Sam Corker, Courtney Dutton, Eugene Fitzgerald, Sally Goebel, Mollie Gravier, Stephanie Helbert, Sarah Shelton, and Aryn Summers.

“We are very pleased to be producing a script written by one of our students,” said Charles Reese. “We have completed several faculty written scripts over the years, but to be presenting a script written by one of our students is a new milestone for us. I think it says something about the level of work we are doing at the college in preparing our students for a career in theatre.”

For more information about “Little Women,” contact the BC Theatre Department by email at [email protected] or by phone at 276.326.4244 or 276.326.4213.

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