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Theatre presents 'Sense and Sensibility'

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During a dressed rehearsal of “Sense and Sensibility,” the cast acts around a table in the Gannon Building’s Black Box Theatre.  Photo by Kaitlyn Delaney

Kaitlyn Delaney

By Kaitlyn Delaney
Photo Editor

LCC Performing Arts is presenting “Sense and Sensibility” by Kate Hamill, adapted from Jane Austen’s novel by the same name. Performances start Friday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

Other performances are Nov. 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m., and Nov. 12 and 19 at 2 p.m., in LCC’s Black Box Theatre. The theatre is located on the first floor of the Gannon Building.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, and $5 for students with a valid I.D.

“Sense and Sensibility” is a story about the Dashwood sisters, and how their life drastically changes after the death of their father. As their fortune and social standing changes, the girls must figure out how to navigate unfamiliar situations.

Kate Hamill’s adaptation is not the same as the original Jane Austen novel. It brings in a new sense of humor and modernity to the novel.

playVivian Brown as Marianne and Emily Brannam as Elinor are shown performing a scene during a dressed rehearsal for “Sense and Sensibility” in LCC’s Black Box Theatre.  Photo by Kaitlyn Delaney

The play is being directed by LCC Theatre faculty member Mary Job, who connected with the play quickly.

“I was drawn to the play when I heard about it because I love Jane Austen,” Job said. “And then I read it and I was just blown away. It is quick-paced, it has a lot of modern sensibilities, but it is very true to the emotional heart of the play.

“I loved the addition, in this play, of the Gossips, who literally drive the action forward. And it made so much sense.”

Job said she believes this play is good for the students of LCC to see.

“I thought this play had sparkle and life, and it was funny!” Job said. “And it was moving. It is the perfect vehicle for students. The main characters are 17 and 19.

“I just thought it was a fun, fun adaptation. And it was one that even some of my colleagues who are not the biggest fans of Jane Austen. (They) said, ‘I could take or leave Jane Austen, but I love this play.’”

Tickets for “Sense and Sensibility” can be purchased here, or in person. Learn more about upcoming LCC Performing Arts events here.

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