Hannah Gates

ATHENS — Beloved author Louisa May Alcott will be brought to life in a living history performance by Concord University senior, Hannah Gates, on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m.  as a part of Concord University’s “The Little Women Project,” a series of performances and presentations celebrating the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Hannah Gates is a resident of Princeton and is a senior Theatre and Broadcasting major at Concord University. Each senior in the program completes a Capstone project, a major project that gives the students real world experiences in their major field of study. Hannah’s project has two emphasis. First, she will thoroughly research the historical character Louisa May Alcott and then present a performance in character. Following her monologue, she will answer questions in character and then she will break character and answer questions as a scholar.  The second aspect of Gates’ Capstone is to create a short, documentary video about Louisa May Alcott. It will be similar to a TV news story. That video piece will be presented on Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. on Zoom as well. A community discussion led by CU professor, Dr. Amberyl Malkovich will follow.

Concord University faculty have put together The Little Women Project to explore both the novel and the time in which it was written. It is a unique, interdisciplinary project involving several academic departments at the university. All of the events of The Little Women Project are open to the public free of charge and will take place on Zoom.

If you have not used Zoom before, simply go to www.zoom.us It is free and simple to download to your device. Then, you enter the Zoom Webinar number which is 923 2892 2540. There is no passcode for these events. If you prefer, contact Karen Vuranch at kvuranch@concord.edu or call 304-384-5275 for a link directly to the Zoom room.

All presentations are free and will be hosted on the virtual meeting platform, Zoom, and will begin at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise. All presentations share the meeting ID, 923 2892 2540.

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