UNC-TV is presenting a free preview screening of “Little Women” on Masterpiece from PBS. The event is family friendly and will include a free dessert reception as well.
It takes place Saturday, May 12th, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at UNC-TV, 10 UNC-TV Drive,, Durham.
Join UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina for a FREE family-friendly dessert reception and exclusive screening of “Little Women” on MASTERPIECE from PBS. Enjoy desserts, arts and crafts, a “Little Women” read-aloud and a sneak peek at the first hour of the adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved story.
Children are welcome. There will be age-appropriate snacks and arts and crafts for all.
While this event is free, space is limited, and registration is required. If you have any questions, or to register via email or phone, contact Karen Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-752-0025.
Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, this adaptation from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife Heidi Thomas (Cranford, Upstairs Downstairs) was directed by Vanessa Caswill (Thirteen, My Mad Fat Diary).
Loved by generations worldwide, this truly universal coming-of-age story is set against the backdrop of the Civil War. Follow sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March on their journey from childhood to adulthood. With the help of their mother, Marmee, and while their father is away at war, the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from sibling rivalry and first love, to loss and marriage.
A celebration of family as much as a recognition of the challenges of growing up and forging an individual identity, Little Women remains relevant due to the universal themes at its core. Backed by a nearly-all female creative team, Thomas’s adaptation doesn’t shy away from tackling darker emotions. Drawing from a novel that was well ahead of its time, Little Women speaks to current issues as much as issues women faced at the turn of the 20th century.