FOREST CITY | The Forest City High School perfromed “Little Women” for their spring play on March 29 and 30 at the Boman Fine Arts Center.
The play, directed by Daniel Sarasio-Meyer and Josh Sparrgrove, had approximately 30 students participating.
The play was a stage-adaptation of the book, "Little Women," in which four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March, grow from childhood to womanhood.
FCHS Play - Opening
In the prologue of the Forest City High School play, "Little Women," Sarah Hovinga is introduced as the older Jo March in the Springfield Ladies Literary Society Meeting. Olivia Sarasio Meyer as Mrs. Tomilson sits while March gives her opening lines to her autobiographical speech.
FCHS Play - Play1
Madi Korthals, playing Amy, and Josie Edel, playing Jo, perform a play for the all-female audience.
FCHS Play - Play2
Amy (Madi Korthals) makes sure she faints on the sofa during her performance in Jo's (Josie Edel's) play.
FCHS Play - Play3
Josie Edel, as Jo, sword fights with Sarah Hovinga, as the older Jo filling in as Rodrigo for Jo's play, before the audience.
FCHS Play - PlayCast
The full cast takes a bow before the audience after the end of the Forest City High School's performance of "Little Women."
FCHS Play - PlayPractice
Amy (Madi Korthals) poorly faints into the sofa after Jo (Josie Edel) urges her to practice for her play while Meg (Natalie Jefson) and Beth (Alyssa Buffington) watch.
FCHS Play - RuinedDress
As the March family prepare to go to the dance thrown by Mr. Laurence, Jo (Josie Edel) appears wearing her only nice dress, which is seared beyond repair.
FCHS Play - SassyJo
Jo (Josie Edel) bows in sarcasm as she leaves John Brooke (Micah Lambert), Meg (Natalie Jefson) and Laurie (Micaiah Krutsinger).
FCHS Play - WindowWatching
The March family and Hannah (Sarah Hovinga, front, Hannah Bruns, Natalie Jefson, Josie Edel, middle, and Emma Segerstrom and Madi Korthals, back) watch as Beth (Alyssa Buffington) thanks Mr. Laurence for the piano in person.
FCHS Play - JoTearsEurope
Jo (Josie Edel) cries over not being invited to go to Europe with her Aunt March while Professor Bhear (Drake Bang) comforts her.
FCHS Play - JoWriting
Jo, played by Josie Edel, absorbs herself in her writing after the death of her sister Beth, while the narrator, Sarah Hovinga as the older Jo March, watches.
FCHS Play - Laurie
Jo, played by Josie Edel, meets Theodore "Laurie" Laurence, played by Micaiah Krutsinger, for the first time.
FCHS Play - LaurieAmyDate1
Laurie (Krutsinger) starts a conversation with Amy (Korthals), leading to the beginning of their love.
FCHS Play - LaurieAmyDate2
Laurie (Krutsinger) and Amy (Korthals) go on a picnic as their second date in Europe.
FCHS Play - LaurieAmyDate3
Laurie (Krutsinger) meets Amy (Korthals) and tries to help her read an Italian map to find some ancient buildings in Rome.
FCHS Play - LaurieProposal
Laurie (Krutsinger) meets rejection upon proposing to Jo (Edel).
FCHS Play - LaurieSwordplay
Jo (Edel) and Laurie (Krutsinger) perform the swordfight scene from Jo's play upon their first meeting.
FCHS Play - LetterScene
Amy (Korthals) reads her letter to Mr. March after Meg (Jefson) finishes reading hers. Older Jo (Hovinga) takes the letter when she is done.
FCHS Play - MegAcceptance
Meg (Jefson) accepts John Brooke's (Micah Lambert) proposal, much to Jo's (Edel) surprise and disgruntlement.
FCHS Play - MegDance
Meg (Jefson) dances with John Brooke (Lambert) during Mr. Laurence's dance party.
FCHS Play - MegTutoring
Meg (Jefson) attempts to keep her students' (Abbie Segerstrom and Henriette Winum) attention while they insist on gossiping about her.
FCHS Play - NewPiano
Marmee (Emma Segerstrom) reads a letter from Mr. Laurence saying the piano is his thank-you gift to Beth (Buffington) for the needlepoint slippers she made him. Hannah (Hannah Bruns), Beth, Amy (Korthals), Meg (Jefson) and Jo (Edel) read the letter over Marmee's shoulder.
FCHS Play - BethParcel
Beth (Buffington) asks Jo (Edel) about how she should give Mr. Laurence the needlepoint slippers she made as a thank-you gift for him allowing her to practice on his piano.
FCHS Play - BethRecovery1
Beth (Buffington) walks down the stairs from the bedroom with the aid of Marmee (Emma Segerstrom) and Hannah (Bruns) as she can go downstairs for the first time since recovering from scarlet fever.
FCHS Play - BethRecovery2
Marmee (Segerstrom) and Hannah (Bruns) help Beth (Buffington) sit on the sofa as she comes downstairs and joins the rest of the March family for the first time after her recovery from scarlet fever.
FCHS Play - BhearJoProposal
Jo (Edel) accepts Professor Bhear's (Drake Bang) proposal of marriage.
FCHS Play - BhearPackage
Laurie (Krutsinger) gives Jo (Edel) a package from Professor Bhear during the night of the March family's celebration of Laurie and Amy's (Korthals) engagement.
FCHS Play - Dance
Guests dance at Mr. Laurence's dance party. On the left, John Brooke (Lambert) dances with Clara (Meggie Kleveland).
FCHS Play - FatherHome
The March girls hug their father, Mr. March (Chris Diekhuis) upon his return home from the Civil War.
FCHS Play - Jo and Aunt March
Jo (Edel) listens to Aunt March's (Brianna Carlson) lecture against Jo reading while attending her.
FCHS Play - JoBoarding
Mrs. Kirke (Alex Brahm) welcomes Jo (Edel) to her boarding house in New York.
FCHS Play - JoBoarding2
Jo (Edel) meets Professor Bhear (Bang) for the first time at Mrs. Kirke's (Alex Brahm) boarding house. Bhear carries Kitty (Lyndee Jones) on his back with Minnie (Olivia Gayther) in tow as they enter the room where Jo and Mrs. Kirke are.
FCHS Play - JoAuntMarch2
Jo (Edel) is outraged when Aunt March (Brianna Carlson) insults her father and refuses to lend Marmee some money for her journey to Mr. March, who is injured from the Civil War.
FCHS Play - Jo and Bhear Book Exchange
Jo (Edel) and Professor Bhear (Bang) exchange books for each other to read.
FCHS Play - JoCutHair
Marmee (Segerstrom) and her daughters gasp in shock when Jo (Edel) reveals she cut her hair to get money for Marmee's journey to Mr. March, who was injured in the Civil War.
FCHS Play - JohnProposal1
Meg (Jefson) tries to reject John Brooke's (Lambert) marriage proposal.
FCHS Play - JoHomeWeeps
Jo (Edel) comes home after learning of Beth's (Buffington) relapse and cries in the arms of her father, Mr. March (Chris Diekhuis) while Marmee (Segerstrom) sits with Beth in the bedroom.
FCHS Play - JoNoMegMarriage
Jo (Edel) tries to persuade Meg (Jefson) not to marry John Brooke, and is satisfied when Meg tells her exactly what she would say if Brooke ever proposed to her.
FCHS Play - JoOpera
Jo (Edel) and older Jo (Hovinga) pretend to sword fight, mimicking what Jo saw during the opera with Professor Bhear (Bang).
FCHS Play - JoReading
Jo (Edel) reads her story in the paper to the March family as they sit in the living room. She then surprises them by revealing she wrote it.
FCHS Play - BethComfortsJo
Beth (Buffington) comforts Jo (Edel) when Jo visits her for the first time since Beth's relapse.
FCHS Play - BethFever
Beth (Buffington) tells Jo (Edel) she has scarlet fever
FCHS Play - BethFever2
Jo (Edel), Meg (Jefson) and Hannah (Bruns) rush to take care of Beth (Buffington) as she recovers from scarlet fever.
FCHS Play - 1XMas Letter
Marmee (Segerstrom) reads a letter from Mr. March, who is in the Civil War, while her daughters, Meg (Jefson), Amy (Korthals), Beth (Buffington) and Jo (Edel) read over her shoulder.
FCHS Play - 1Xmas
Older Jo (Hovinga) begins her story with Christmas when she was a young girl. In the opening scenes of the play, Beth (Buffington) softly plays the piano while Amy (Korthals) and Meg (Jefson) decorate the Christmas tree.
FCHS Play - AmyLaurieEngagement
The March family celebrates Amy and Laurie's (Korthals and Krutsinger) engagement.
FCHS Play - AMarch&AmyToEurope
Amy (Korthals) and Aunt March (Carlson) tell Jo (Edel) they are on their way to Europe together, without Jo.
FCHS Play - AMarchNoMegMarriage
Aunt March (Carlson) insults John Brooke and urges Meg (Jefson) not to marry him, to which Meg takes offense and is instead convinced of her love for Brooke.
FCHS Play - AmySchool
Jenny (Sophia Kudej) and Mary (Isabel Redinger) make fun of Amy (Korthals) at school for being so poor.
FCHS Play - AuntMarch
Aunt March (Brianna Carlson) is introduced by Josephine March, the older Jo, (Sarah Hovinga) in the opening Christmas scene with the rest of the March family, Marmee (Emma Segerstrom), Meg (Natalie Jefson), Jo (Josie Edel), Beth (Alyssa Buffington) and Amy (Madi Korthals).