Known to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum audiences for her many one-woman shows (remember the provocative Paris 1890?), actress Anne Undeland returns to celebrate the release of an audiobook adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women from which she will read excerpts on Saturday, November 30 at 3:30 pm.
Following the reading, Anne and Alison Larkin, founder of Alison Larkin Presents, the Berkshire-based audiobook company that is issuing Little Woman, will discuss Alcott’s early feminist roots, her links to Massachusetts and Little Women then and now. A Victorian tea will then be offered.
The new audio production gives the listener the March sisters, rough-and-tumble Jo, graceful Meg, gifted Beth and willful Amy, in one evanescent year, from Christmas to Christmas, as they move from childhood to adulthood in Civil War New England. Anne will give a colorful rendition of the four sisters.
Anne has been featured in numerous radio productions for BBC Radio, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and NPR affiliates in the US. Alison is also a writer and comedienne. Alison Larkin Presents has won seven AudioFile Earphones awards for excellence.
Tickets for the Little Women reading and succeeding tea are $28 per person for advance reservations, $32 for day of the reading. Reservations are recommended as seating is limited. For reservations call usl at 413-637-3206.