By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
DIRECTED BY ADRIANA BAER
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, 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?
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