Friday, September 6, 2019

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT: THE POWER OF A WOMAN - Now & Then Creative Company - September 7, 2019



Now & Then Creative Company brings a one day, special performance to Phoenix with Louisa May Alcott: The Power of a Woman, a staged reading written and performed by Pamela Sterling. A solo play about the artistic and feminist struggles of activist, actress and author Louisa May Alcott. Her life, her writing, her letters and thoughts, have much to say to us today. This play releases the passionate voice that was too often silenced by Alcott's critics and gives voice to a new generation of women artists, whose voices, 150 years later, are still fighting to be heard.

"Like many women, I have felt an affinity for Louisa May Alcott and her famous character Jo March since I was about 10 years old and first read Little Women,” shares Sterling. "Since then, I read most of Alcott's books for young people, as my mother would give me one or two a year for Christmas or my birthday. And while I loved the March trilogy, it was some of Alcott's other books I liked even better. I think An Old Fashioned Girl was my favorite. What drew me to all of Alcott's female protagonists was their independence, honesty, and passion. And very human flaws.”

“We’re thrilled that Pam is bringing her powerful piece to Now & Then,” shares Artistic Director John Perovich. “I have watched Pam continuously develop this enlightening and moving solo-performance for the past few years. It offers something for everyone about an American author that we think we know—but there is so much that we don’t know about Alcott. Pam’s play provides much insight into this fierce, thought-provoking, and powerful woman."

Join Now & Then Creative Co. for this special performance before it heads to New England this fall. The only performance will be this Saturday, September 7 at 2PM. There will be a discussion following the performance. Tickets are free and RSVPs are available at nowandthencc.com.

Now & Then Creative Company performs in the theatre at Metropolitan Arts Institute, 1700 N. 7th. Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007. Parking is available on the lower level of the building. For the entrance to the theatre, travel up the stairwell to the first floor in the middle of the parking lot (this stairwell has a Scorpius Dance banner on it) and follow the signage to the theatre. Elevator access is available in the parking lot, toward the north entrance.

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