ELINOR DASHWOOD: the eldest Dashwood sister, sensible.

MARIANNE DASHWOOD: the middle Dashwood sister, sensitive.

MARGARET DASHWOOD: the youngest Dashwood sister, 10-13.

MRS. DASHWOOD: mother to the Dashwood sisters.

JOHN DASHWOOD: half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from their father’s side, no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood).

EDWARD FERRARS: a gentleman, a bachelor.

FANNY (FERRARS) DASHWOOD: wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward, nasty.

COLONEL BRANDON: an older bachelor, over 45.

JOHN WILLOUGHBY: an unusually handsome young man.

SIR JOHN MIDDLETON: a country gentleman, distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood.

MRS. JENNINGS: a good-natured, boisterous woman, mother-in-law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside.

LADY MIDDLETON: an over-bred lady.

LUCY STEELE: a young girl from no fortune.

ANNE STEELE: Lucy’s sister, indiscreet.

ROBERT FERRARS: a callow young man, Edward Ferrars’ younger brother.

GOSSIPS: a chorus of high-society creatures.




by Jane Austen, Adapted by Kate Hamill

4/24 - 5/9, 2020

Or Call 765-423-PLAY

A Civic MainStage Production at the Monon Depot Theatre

Directed by Kristine Holtvedt

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?

Audition Workshop: Sunday, February 16, 6:00-7:15 pm at the Civic Office

The audition workshop will be led by Director of Education and Outreach, Julie Baumann, along with show director, Kristine Holtvedt. Actors will have a chance to hear more about the show, review audition monologues, and learn what to expect from auditions. No sign-ups necessary!

Auditions: Sunday, February 23 from 2:00-4:00 pm & Monday, February 24 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Civic Office 

Those auditioning will be required to prepare one of the monologues provided by the director (memorization not required). Actors must attempt a British dialect for auditions.  Monologues and synopses can be found below. Please arrive early to fill out audition forms and be prepared to stay until dismissed by the director.


Copies of the script are available to check out for one week at a time at the Civic Office.

The director is also looking to cast 2 youth actors, one male and one female, ages 12-18.

Audition Monologues:

Arcadia - Lady Croom (1)

Arcadia - Lady Croom (2)

Arcadia - Septimus

Arcadia - Thomasina

Arcadia synopsis

The Importance of Being Earnest - Reverend Chasuble

The Importance of Being Earnest - Algernon

The Importance of Being Earnest - Lady Bracknell

The Importance of Being Earnest - Jack

Callbacks will be held Tuesday, February 25, 7:00-9:00 pm at the Civic Office.

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