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“the show shines thanks to the actors’ splendid work bringing the characters’ vivid personalities to life and evoking the passions and travails of the March family during the American Civil War era. Its excessive length, though, weighs it down…
I’d have liked to have been dancing with them, but the length of the show wore me out.”
“Mand has captured that innocence and decency of the March family but also incorporated that each girl is a person onto themselves: feisty, impatient, selfish, loving, quiet, accommodating and confident to name just a few complex aspects of these four sisters…
Esther Jun’s direction is smart, impish, thoughtful, with unexpected surprises and ultimately lovely in serving the play.”
“Mand’s adaptation is thoroughly unengaging, a problem compounded by a confused directorial vision, odd design choices and poor acting…The superficiality of Mand’s adaptation is exacerbated by Esther Jun’s clashing directorial choices and Teresa Przybylski’s peculiar design. Jun imposes three different concepts on the production none of which enlightens the work.
Many people will enjoy Little Women just because they will get the chance to see their favourite characters on stage. People with no previous connection to the novel may wonder what all the fuss is about. “