Broadcast: December 23, 1945
Added: Dec 26 2011
Jo, Amy, Beth and Meg March are the principle characters in this classic story. Their shy romances and courage in adversity have endeared them to generations of Americans. Little Women is classified as fiction but it is pretty common knowledge that Miss Alcott was writing about her own family and of course in the case of the resolute auburn haired Jo she was writing about herself. This is a very fitting play for Christmas because in tender fashion it’s a simple and eloquent argument for kindness and goodwill. Katherine Hepburn plays the part of Jo reprising her 1933 film role.