By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
DIRECTED BY ADRIANA BAER
Suitable for high school-aged audiences and up.
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and sensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England with a fresh new adaptation, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
We sadly announce that the Alley has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. This difficult decision was unavoidable in light of the unprecedented challenges ahead. For more information, please go here.
What the critics are saying:
“…an unconditional delight… invigorating… a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen… remains remarkably true to the values and priorities of its source.” – The New York Times
“…so full of galloping comic vitality… It’s by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along since Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, and at least as much fun.” – Wall Street Journal
“…rowdy, exuberant… thoroughly modern yet not at all contemporized.” – Time Out New York