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

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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?

Auditions: TBD

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