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WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Kanawha Players Theater, 309 Beauregard St.
COST: Adults $16, children 18 and under $10
INFO: 304-343-7529 or www.kanawhaplayers.org
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Katonya Hart is one of the directors of the Kanawha Players' "Little Women," opening Thursday at the group's East End theater, but she wants to make it clear it's not just her show.
"It's not about me," she said. "Everything is a collaboration. You can't do it without a team. There are titles involved, but it's a group production."
She smiled broadly as she proudly spoke of her cast and crew. "[There are] all these people with special, great talents, and they're sharing them. I just sit back and watch them do their work.
"I love the whole thing. I love the people who are working so hard and all the effort they've given to the show. You can take a leap on these things because you know you have the support there."
This is the first Kanawha Players show directed by Hart, who also is president of the organization. Vice president Ginger Workman is her co-director.
"We decided we love this play, and we wanted to give it a go," Hart said. "It's a great piece. Everyone knows it and loves it."
The two will join forces again in June when they co-direct the comedy "Our Lady of 121st Street," the final production in the Kanawha Players' 90th anniversary season.