Sponsored by The Grant McDonald Foundation
Aquila Theatre expands their canon of classical works for the stage by adapting Jane Austen’s "Sense and Sensibility" in a bold and exciting new production.
DateFeb 11, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time. Born in the late 18th century, she wrote with great insight and wit about the lives of the English upper middle class and now her work comes to the stage thanks to Aquila Theatre. "Sense & Sensibility" is one of Jane Austen’s most popular novels. The characters live in a world in which choices are limited especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters, Elinor who is level headed and full of sense, and the hopelessly romantic, Marianne. After the untimely and unexpected death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy. NY Theater Review said of Director Desiree Sanchez, “her direction is polished and laser sharp. She gets the maximum amount of potential out of every stage moment, has exceptional attention to detail, and is a demiurge of direction.” The Wall St. Journal said, "To watch the Aquila Theatre...is to be reminded of what a miraculous thing it is to be human."
Enhanced Experience: Pre-Show talk with the artists will begin one hour prior to the show.