‘Sense and Sensibility’ closes out Theater at Monmouth season

MONMOUTH — Theater at Monmouth closes its “What Dreams May Come” 50th anniversary season with a fall show that’s a fresh take on Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”
The fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne, are thrown into chaos after their father’s sudden death, leaving 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 while examining our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything how do you follow your heart? Join the Dashwood sisters from Thursday, Sept. 12 through Sept. 22, including matinee and evening performances.
The play features Meredith Casey as Elinor, Casey Turner as Marianne, Hannah Perrault as Margaret/Charlotte Palmer, Paul Haley as Colonel Brandon/Thomas, Thomas Campbell as Edward/Robert, Kevin Aoussou as Willoughby/John Dashwood, Ellen Magee as Fanny/Lucy Steele, Kathleen Nation as Mrs. Henry Dashwood/Mrs. Ferrars, Tessa Martin as Mrs. Jennings/Cook, and Paul Menezes as Mr. Henry Dashwood/Sir John Middleton.
The show is adapted and directed by Producing Artistic Director Dawn McAndrews. Set design is by Stacey Mancini Koloski, costume design by Michelle Handley, lighting design by Jim Alexander, and sound design by Rew Tippin; Stage Managed by Katie Moshier.
For ticket, schedule and other information, visit www.theateratmonmouth.org, email the box office at boxoffice@theateratmonmouth.org or call 207-933-9999 after 11 a.m.