The Redfern Arts Center put on their first large performance of the year, “Little Women,” this past weekend.

Colton McCracken / Equinox Staff

Colton McCracken / Equinox Staff

The play follows the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March – and shows their transition from childhood to womanhood during the late 1800s.

The script is based on a novel by Louisa May Alcott that is loosely based off of her own childhood.

The lead character, Jo March, portrayed by KSC sophomore and music education major Amy Lesieur, is full of spunk that makes her much different from typical 1860s women.

“I loved that about Jo,” Lesieur said, “I had my heart set on playing this role. I wanted to take on the challenge that is Jo March.”

Colton McCracken / Equinox Staff

Colton McCracken / Equinox Staff

Lesieur said that because the play was based off of real events, the cast got the chance to go see the real house where Alcott grew up.

“My favorite part of being in this production was experiencing how historical and relevant to the area it is,” Lesieur said, “Going to the house really helped with learning about the characters we were playing.”

Olivia Belanger can be contacted at obelanger@kscequinox.com