Louisa May Alcott, the author of “Little Women,” will be portrayed by actress Debra Ann Miller at the South County Library on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium.
Poet and author, abolitionist and nurse, patriot and suffragist, Louisa May Alcott was so much more than the author of “Little Women.”
In this 45-minute performance, the audience will be able to meet with this prolific American author at the height of her health and success. Attendees will learn of the hopes, the heartbreaks and the experiences of Louisa May Alcott’s life from which she drew inspiration for her novels, short stories, and poems.
This theatrical presentation, written using excerpts from her letters and journals, allows Alcott to speak to us in her own words– of her childhood, her experiences as a Civil War nurse, her struggles to support her family, and the equal rights of all.
Debra Ann Miller has been an actress and voice-over talent for over 25 years. She previously appeared as Jane Austen and Mary Todd Lincoln at South County Library. She has toured the country with Child’s Play Touring Theatre, Artreach, and the Reading is Fundamental program, as well as working in Chicago theatres including The Organic, Royal George, Noble Fool and Victory Gardens.
Miller is currently touring the country with an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, Michael Krebs, in “Visiting the Lincolns” and “Mrs. Lincoln’s Salon.” She has been working as an historical impersonator for the last 15 years. In 2004, Miller won the Best Actress award at the Chicago Indie Fest for her first film “Zen Noir.”
“Noble Discontent: A Visit with Louisa May Alcott” is a free event for all ages. South County Library is located at 6303 Merriman Road in Roanoke. For more information, call 772-7507 or visit www.yourlibrary.us.