If you plan to see the show on Friday, February 9th, make sure to grab a ticket for the exclusive pre-show Sisters & Spirits event at 5:30 pm. We will be there! Here's the event description from the theater:
"Grab your sisters and your friends for an exclusive celebration in true Jane Austen style! Are you an Elinor or a Marianne? Find out at Sisters & Spirits. Sip on Signature Sister Cocktails, sample hors d’oeuvres from local eateries, shop from local boutiques, and have real conversation with Austen experts. Then, stay for a fun and playful adaptation of SENSE & SENSIBILITY in the Tarkington. Curtain at 7PM. Sisters & Spirit ticket does not include performance."
Sisters & Spirits tickets are available here. Wild Geese Bookshop will have a pop-up-shop on-hand and my favorite Assistant Professor of English, Dr. George M. Phillips of Franklin College, will be sitting in on the panel of Austen experts after the show. Your Sisters & Spirits ticket gets you a $10 off promo code for your play ticket. To buy a ticket for the play as well, click here.
Here's their summary of the production:
By: Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
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 AND SENSIBILITY examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?