An Austen-tatious delight!
A smash hit when it premiered in 2014, this exuberant adaptation of Sense and Sensibility brings a comic, theatrical flair to Jane Austen's perennial favorite. The Dashwood sisters - prudent Elinore and impulsive Marianne - find their world turned upside down after their father's death, which robs them of their wealth, social standing, and most importantly, chances for marriage. Mix in a few dashing love interests and a gaggle of gossipy socialites, the sisters must learn to mix sense with sensibility, their opposite temperaments, to find true happiness. Called “inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious”, this marvelous play will delight Austen fans and novices alike.
“…an unconditional delight…invigorating…a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen…remains remarkably true to the values and priorities of its source. The classic Austen preoccupations with real estate, income, class, reputation and equilibrium in life are all rendered brightly and legibly here.” —NY Times
“…inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious. Kate Hamill’s marvelous play is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic. Our Jane would have expressed her approval.” —TheaterScene.net
“This is how you bring Jane Austen to the stage ... irresistible.” -The Washington Post