CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- After two years, the theater is back in full action.

The Virginia Theatre Festival is back in action, featuring actors and actresses from all across the county and locally.

Artistic Director Jenny Wales says coming out of the pandemic, organizers wanted to choose a story to which all audiences could relate.

"I think a lot about the fact that like when I read 'Little Women' the novel the first time, I read my Mom's copy of 'Little Women.' I think we all have a relationship to the piece and I am excited for people to rediscover it,” said Wales.

The performances will begin this Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

The play will be held at the Ruth Caplin Theater at the University of Virginia. For more information and to get tickets, click here.