Revision | ‘Little Women’ is a diverse story of brotherhood, love and purpose | OUTInPerth
little women | The blue room | Until November 27 | â â â â
Biting and beautiful, Melanie Julien-Martial and Sally Davies team up to deliver a homosexual-centric interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, Little woman. Accentuated by stunning set design and intricate Eilish Campbell costumes, the entire production sits within an aesthetic Victorian bubble that allows audiences to define it in England or Australia.
In the first fifteen minutes, audiences are struck by the expert writing and humor that permeates the production from start to finish. Melanie’s management, in partnership with Sally, integrated seamlessly into the chemistry of the cast for this gripping 90-minute story.
Cezera Critti-Schnaars (Jo) is the champion of the story, and with artful breezes from the fourth wall, we learn about her authoring methods as she edits “scenes” from her life. Her performance is charming and realistic, with her chemistry between the other actors fueled by brotherhood.
Mani Mae Gomes (Beth) is beautifully sincere in her performance and truly embraces the heart of the story. Jess Nyanda Moyle (Meg) is the maternal sister we’ve always wanted and has strength of character. Amber Kitney (Amy) is the exuberant young girl with dreams of greatness who finds love and purpose towards the end, peppered with wit and sprite, her performance is electrifying alongside her cast mates.
Last but not least, Ramiah Alcantara (Laurie), who holds the odd essence of the story – and personifies the sexual turn of the original screenplay. Her strength and poise of character is a mainstay throughout, and sharing a weird kiss (towards the end) eliciting audience delight.
Little woman at the Blue Room Theater is a diverse story of brotherhood, love and shared purpose between extraordinary people during a time of adversity. The production is immersive, charming, full of hope – and you’ll hate yourself to miss it!
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