Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ opens this weekend

The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” opens this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the stage by Peter Clapham, and directed by Amy Johnson, the dramtization of the beloved novel tells the story of the March girls – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy – and Laurie, the boy next door, as they grow up happily together. While their father is away serving as a chaplain in the Civil War, the sisters struggle to support themselves and keep their household running despite the fact that the family recently lost its fortune. As the girls grow older, each faces her own personal demons and moral challenges.

The play features Brenda Dolma as Mrs. March, and Katia Holmes, Chloe Pleznac, Ireland Styvar and Indigo Sonneborn as the March sisters. Michael McKinney is Mr. March, Mary Jane Shows is Aunt March and veteran Pier One actor Peter Norton plays Mr. Lawrence. Also appearing are Reece Cowan, Lydia Thomas and Zed Perkins. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sundy and June 13, 14 and 15. Tickets are $15 general admission, $14 seniors, $13 Raven’s Club, $10 youth and $55 family, on sale at the Homer Bookstore, Sea Lion Art and Lodging and the door. For will call tickets or more information, call 907-226-2287.

HCOA announces art awards

The Homer Council on the Arts last week announced its Annual Arts Awards. The awards will be given out at HCOA’s annual meeting and celebration of Mary Epperson Day, starting at 7 p.m. Friday at the HCOA building. The winners are:

• Artist of the Year: Lynne Burt

• Art Advocate: Linda Reinhart

• Mary Epperson Lifetime Achievement: Joy Steward

• Jill Berryman Arts Education Award: Kyle Schneider

• Kathy and Mike Pat Business Award: KP Brass Band and Alibi Bar & Grill

• Diane Borgman Youth Artist of the Year: Katia Holmes

• Mary Langham Volunteer of the Year: Gundega Snepste

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