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A Hilarious New Adaptation

Adapted from JANE AUSTEN
By KATE HAMILL
Directed by AILEEN WEN McGRODDY

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters — sensible Elinor and passionate 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?

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TICKET PRICES:
$19-$55
$20 for 25 and Under
$19 FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES

*PAY WHAT YOU CAN PREVIEWS:
Wednesday & Thursday, June 14th & 15th at 7:30 p.m.
In an ongoing effort to make theater accessible for everyone, Northern Stage wants YOU to tell US how much you want to pay! Pay What You Can tickets are only available by calling or visiting the Northern Stage Box Office at 802-296-7000, Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

*$5 Minimum per ticket. Limit 6 tickets per person.

TALKBACK PERFORMANCES:
Dive deeper into the themes of the show with moderated talkbacks after the following performance:
Saturday, June 24th, at 7:30 p.m.

SPOT ON:
Tuesday, June 20th, following the 4 p.m. Performance

Our fun, fresh, and fearless take on Sense and Sensibility finds its way back to Jane Austen’s timeless narrative of love and desire. Join Carolyn Dever, Austen scholar and Northern Stage Board member, in a conversation exploring Jane Austen’s world, and how her literary genius gives way to the powerful theatricality we see onstage.

Carolyn Dever is a professor of English and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Dartmouth College, where she also served as Provost and chief budget officer. She is a scholar of British literature and culture of the nineteenth century, as well as gender studies.  She has published two books, “Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud:  Victorian Fiction and the Anxiety of Origins” (Cambridge), and “Skeptical Feminisms:  Activist Theory, Activist Practice” (Minnesota); and edited two books, “The Literary Channel:  The Inter-National Invention of the Novel” (Princeton), and “The Cambridge Companion to Anthony Trollope” (Cambridge).  Her current research is focused on the collaborative journals of the Victorian poets “Michael Field.” 

Admission is free

Sense and Sensibility is sponsored in part by :

Thank you to Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital, our season underwriter since 2018.