From sibling rivalry and first love to loss and marriage, the March family is returning to navigate what it means to be a young woman in a special “Masterpiece” presentation of the beloved classic!
Set against the backdrop of the Civil War, “Little Women” is a truly universal coming-of-age story and remains as relevant and engaging today as when it was originally published in 1868. This Louisa May Alcott classic has been loved by generations worldwide, and the “Masterpiece PBS” adaptation promises to do justice to this literary favorite.
Casting in itself is exciting news with Emily Watson (“The Theory of Everything,” “Genius”) set to play Marmee and ensemble of four exciting young actresses — newcomer Maya Hawke as our willful and adventurous Jo; Willa Fitzgerald (“Scream: The TV Series,” “Misfortune”) as the eldest and family beauty Meg; Annes Elwy (“Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) as musical and dear Beth; and Kathryn Newton (“Big Little Lies,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) as the artistic youngest daughter Amy. Angela Lansbury (“Murder, She Wrote,” “The Manchurian Candidate”) and Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter,” “Churchill’s Secret”) add to the stellar roster as cantankerous Aunt March and benevolent neighbor Mr. Laurences, with Jonah Hauer-King (“Howards End,” “The Last Photograph”) as the charming boy next door, Laurie Laurence.
So, when can you catch a sneak-peek of this outstanding talent in a long-loved favorite? We’ll have two wonderful preview opportunities before “Little Women” premieres on Mothers Day, Sunday, May 13, at 8 p.m.
Join us at the Fort Smith Public Library for a special lunch hour screening Friday, April 13, at noon. Or, if you won’t be in the Northwest Arkansas area, meet us at the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock Saturday, May 5 at 2-3:30 p.m. We can’t wait to see you there!
Free “Little Women” Screenings
Friday, April 13, at noon
3201 Rogers Ave., Fort Smith
Saturday, May 5, at 2-3:30 p.m.
Historic Arkansas Museum
200 E. 3rd St., Little Rock