Becoming a custom: Flock Theatre's press release about presenting "Little Women" at the Shaw Mansion this winter says the return of the production is "due to popular demand." The latest run kicks off Friday, after a preview tonight, with a production directed by Flock's Artistic Director, Derron Wood, and co-directed by Anne Flemmang.
Reservations suggested: The Shaw Mansion parlor is a relatively small space, making for a wonderful theatergoing experience but necessitating a limit on audience numbers. Seating is limited to 30 people, so reservations are strongly encouraged.
Connecticut's version of Emma Thompson: Julie Rattey stars as Jo March here. Not only that, but she also penned this adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel in 2010. Rattey, a Westerly resident, has acted often with Flock, including a recent turn as Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice." Flock quotes Rattey as saying, "'Little Women' is a heartwarming story of family, love, and the joys and pains of growing up, and I hope audiences will have as much enjoyment in seeing it as we are having performing it."
- KRISTINA DORSEY
Flock Theatre's "Little Women," Shaw Mansion, 11 Blinman St., New London; opens Fri. and runs through Dec. 23; 7 p.m. Fri., 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., and 2 p.m. Sun.; preview at 7 tonight; $35 adults, $30 children and seniors; (860) 443-3119.