Theater & Performing Arts, Kids

Little Women

When: Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 3 2008

Why, oh why, won't someone think of the children? That's where Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences comes in, taking on Louisa May Alcott's classic novel for young readers, Little Women, in an adaptation by Marsha Chamberlain. The tale of four sisters muddling through somehow while their pa's off fighting to preserve the Union in the Civil War can be on the treacly side in some stagings, but generations of little women have been swept up in the tribulations and life lessons of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and it's time for the next generation to join them. Girl Scout tickets available! For ages 6 and up.January 19 through February 3 at the JuliaMorganCenter for the Arts (2640 College Ave., Berkeley) or 925-798-1300.

Sam Hurwitt

Price: $14, $18

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