Sense and Sensibility Opens STLCOP Theatre Season
Published on 20 October 2016
St. Louis College of Pharmacy theatre returns with a production of “Sense and Sensibility,” based on the novel by Jane Austen and adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill. Set in 1790s England, the play is vintage Austen exploring the tangled Dashwood family ties that drive the plot. Despite the regency-era costuming and “received dialect,” the play remains vibrant, fun and cutting even in a modern context.
Though the play expresses a gentle and affectionate humor, elements of the dark and painful realities of social disapproval are threaded throughout the play. Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” will delight audiences while providing a cautionary tale and reminder of the responsibility we all have to treat others with respect, understanding and compassion.
Opening Thursday, Oct. 20, and running through Saturday, Oct. 22, the play will be performed in the ARB Auditorium. The performances are free to faculty, staff and students. General admission for other patrons is $5.00 at the door.