in FISHER THEATER (2 hours 15 minutes – includes intermission)
Curriculum Connections: Communication and Language Arts, Literature, History, Relationships and Family, Adaptation and Production Design
Adapted by Kerry Skram from the novel by Jane Austen
Suggested grade levels: 9-12+
In 18th-century England, the sudden death of Henry Dashwood leaves two of his daughters – sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne – both financially destitute and socially vulnerable. The Dashwood sisters must learn how to weather the ridiculous societal pressures of the time in order to find love and their place in this new world. When reputation is everything, Elinor and Marianne must decide: is it better to use sense or sensibility to win the day? This charming, new adaptation – written by ISU alumnus Kerry Skram – imbues Jane Austen’s beloved classic with a fresh female voice, emotional depth, lots of humor, and bold theatricality.
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