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Sense and Sensibility

By Kate Hamill
 

Directed by James Barton

February 25 - March 12, 2022

Friday Feb. 25 & Saturday Feb. 26 8:00 pm
Saturdays Feb. 26 - March 12 2:00 pm
Thursdays - Saturdays March 3 - 12  8:00 pm

FEATURING:

Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele/Lady Middleton/Gossip 

Col. Brandon/Thomas/Lady Middleton/Gossip 

Marianne Dashwood 

Elinor Dashwood 

Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars/Lady Middleton/Gossip 

John Willoughby/ John Dashwood/Gossip 

Margaret Dashwood/Mrs. Ferrars/Gossip 

Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele/Gossip 

Mrs. Jennings/Gossip 

Sir. John Middleton/Doctor/Servant/Gossip 

Eva Catanzariti 

Jason Myatt 

Sylvia Czubarow 

Lindsay McAuliffe 

Adam Heroux 

Mike Haddad 

Hope Keeley 

Barbara Douglass 

Lis Adams 

Nick Bennett-Zendzian 

Jane Austen never dramatized her own books, but fortunately others have. In Kate Hamill’s modern, rewarding adaptation of the novel Sense & Sensibility, we get to see all of the Dashwood family’s trials, starting when the family patriarch dies, placing the fortunes of the matriarch and her daughters in doubt. We are in Georgian England, when men held the purse strings and ultimately the power. In telling the story from the perspective of the women in the family, Austen shifts from the male viewpoint, showing that through personal integrity, and with the love and support of family and community, women were able to persevere and prosper. And even though the feminism in Austen’s story might be veiled, the earnestness of the love stories and the circumstances that the Dashwoods endure should convince any romantic soul that strength of character and true love can conquer all.