Cincy Shakes production of Little Women captures the vivacity of Alcott’s stories about the March sisters and their lives. With Clark as its thoughtful director, the show offers an insightful glimpse into an earlier era and how young women navigated their courses toward adulthood. When Jo’s initial efforts at publication are rejected, she is advised to “never mind the moral” and to keep her stories “short and spicy” as well as “true and real.” She sets her own course by finding the core morals but not losing sight of the spice and truth needed for good storytelling. Those qualities make this a heartwarming production for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
Through March 21. $22-$36. Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, 719 Race St., Downtown, cincyshakes.com