Adapted for the stage from the novel by Jane Austen
This Jane Austen romance is ideal for stage production. The playwright has attempted as much as possible to retain the beauty and wit of Austen's writing rather than dumbing it down it for modern audiences. Written for 17 actors (7 men, 10 women) with three simple interior sets.
“Sense and Sensibility,” like all of Jane Austen’s novels, is a love story. She tells the tale of two sisters who are in many ways polar opposites, both of whom find true love where they enver expected to find it. In the process, they learn much about not judging by appearances and the importance of communicating with those we care about. Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are delightful creations, and their eventual romantic partners, Edwards Ferrars and Colonel Brandon, are upright men of great integrity. Austen’s tale has been adapted for the stage in a way that not only conveys the plot and characters of the novel, but also to a large extent preserves the sharp and witty language of the original. Royalties are $50 for each performance and are payable to the playwright.