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Sense And Sensibility

June 5 – July 5, 2020

  • By Kate Hamill

  • Based on the novel by Jane Austen


  • Hubbard Theatre 

  • Suitable for high school-aged audiences and up.

  • #AlleySandS


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?

Performance Notice
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 

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Associate Producers

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Creative Team

Kate Hamill


Adriana Baer


Kevin Rigdon

Scenic Design

Hunter Kaczorowski

Costume Design

Jaymi Lee Smith

Lighting Design

Sharath Patel

Sound Design

Carolyn Johnson

Dialect Coach

Rebecca R.D. Hamlin

Stage Manager

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast


Elizabeth Bunch

as Elinor Dashwood


Dylan Godwin

as John Willoughby


Chris Hutchison

as Colonel Brandon


Melissa Pritchett

as Marianne Dashwood


David Rainey

as Sir John Middleton


Jay Sullivan

as Edward Ferrars