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Little Women Performance. From left to right are Meg played by Ashley Brooks, Brook played by Connor Stephenson, Marmee played by Elizabeth Donoho, Laurie played by Anthony Martin and Jo played by Kelsie on the set of Little Women.

Scene from Little Women with Jo played by Kelsey Markassel, Meg played by Ashley Brooks, Amy played by Ashley Brooks, and Beth played by Taylor Schisler.

"Little Women" Being Performed at Salem Community Theatre This Weekend

By Bruce Kropp

The Salem Community High School Fine Arts Department holds the first of four performances of "Little Women" Thursday night at the Salem Community Theatre.  More than 50 students have been involved in preparation for the play for the past two months.  

Crew member Jessica Patton and actor Kelsey Morkassel says the story focuses on four sisters and their family.  "During the Civil War era, it takes them through the hardships of having their father away at war and even through some of the joys of getting through the hardships and still being able to find the joy out of it.  It also shows good family bonds and it shows that we really love each other and have a good time", said Patton and Morkassel.  

Morkassell plays one of the four sisters Josephine.  The other three sisters are played by Elizabeth Donoho, Ashley Brooks, Erica Chitwood, Taylor Schisler and Stephanie Allen.  Other actors in the play include Anthony Martin, Connor Stephenson, Brennan Moore, Tracie Beard, Chapyn Teel, Kayla Miller and Cody Engel.    The play is directed by Adam Shafer.  Technical Director is Drew Johnson.  Assistant Director is Ashlan Stephenson.  Poppy Tackett is costume director.

The play will be performed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at seven, with a Sunday matinee at three.  The cost is seven dollars for adults, five dollars for students and is free for those under three.   

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