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Sense & Sensibility — Theatre Workshop of Nantucket


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Sense & Sensibility —  Theatre Workshop of Nantucket

June 5 – June 22, 2024

7pm, Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street

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Theatre Workshop of Nantucket opens their 68th season with Sense & Sensibility. 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 & Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures.

Sense & Sensibility

Written by Kate Hamill

Based on the Novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Justin Cerne

Directed by Theatre Workshop’s Producing Artistic Director, Justin Cerne, the production brings together a cast of fifteen actors, including a mix of local and visiting talent, and features original recordings by island musicians Mollie Glazer and Isaiah Williams. The set design by Jeffrey Petersen who joined Theatre Workshop last season for James Gallagher and Winter Street, is stunning and painterly and transporting. It’s unlike anything we have seen before in Bennett Hall, and the costumes by designer Casey Boukus create the rich regency feel with contemporary flourishes.