Old World Wisconsin: “Little Women” dinner theater provides considerable holiday entertainment

Contact: Lisa McGovern,

Communications Manager

Office 262-594-6304

Mobile: 414-217-5447

[email protected]wisconsinhistory.org

“Little Women” Dinner Theater Provides Considerable Holiday Entertainment at Old World Wisconsin

Eagle, Wis.– Old World Wisconsin will stage Louisa May Alcott’s classic “Little Women” November 29 through December 22, making it the first time it will be performed as the holiday dinner theater production at this museum of 19th-century rural life. The stories of sisters Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth, set against the backdrop of the Civil War, will be brought to life in the period-appropriate Caldwell Farmers’ Club Hall.

Robert Parker, assistant museum director and Old World Wisconsin theater director, chose the play for its enduring message of family and love, themes that especially resonate during the holiday season. Parker elaborated on his choice: “Guests will relive the trials and triumphs of the March family, brought vividly to life in this beautifully written adaptation of the family classic. I’m looking forward to sharing this timeless story with a new generation of fans.”

The meal will be served in the repurposed Clausing Barn. The themed menu includes:

Meg’s Oven Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Demi-Glace

Holiday Spiced Pork Roast

Jo’s Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Amy’s Cinnamon-Dusted Butternut Squash

Roasted Vegetable Spread, Crostini and Olives

Holiday Salad with Cranberry, Apple, and Orange Vinaigrette

Diner Rolls and Butter

Apple Cheese Tart

Pumpkin Cobbler

Warm Apple Cider and other beverages.

Details at www.oldworldwisconsin.org.

“Little Women” was adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger and is produced by special arrangements with Playscripts, Inc.

Show dates and times: November 29-December 22; Fridays at 7 pm; Saturdays at 1 pm and/or 7 pm; and Sunday, December 22, at 5 pm. A show-only (no meal) performance will be offered on Sunday, December 8 and 15, at 2 pm.

Tickets: Adults $65; children (though age 17) $50. Best enjoyed by children ages 11 and older. Show-only (no meal) performances are $25 for adults and $20 for children.

Reservations for dinner theater shows are available online at http://wihist.org/lwdinnertheater. For theater-only (no-meal shows, reservations are available at http://wihist.org/lwshowonly. Guests may also call 262-594-6301 or email [email protected]

Media Inquiries: Contact Lisa McGovern at [email protected]wisconsinhistory.org or 262-594-6304 (office) or 414-217-5447 (mobile).

Overview of Old World Wisconsin

Old World Wisconsin, located in southeast Wisconsin and owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society, is a premier outdoor museum of late 19th- and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life. During the daily operating season, the museum offers family friendly activities, led by period-clad interpreters, as they visit 10 working farmsteads, explore 12 heirloom gardens, interact with historic animal breeds, and try historic crafts and trades. Although closed to the general public, the museum offers special Heritage Arts Workshops in November and holiday programming in December. Old World Wisconsin is located at W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, WI 53119. For general information, call 262-594-6300 or visit www.oldworldwisconsin.org