Aquila Theatre

Photo: Aquila Theatre by Richard Termine

Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility
Adapted by Jessica Swale
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8pm

Stewart Theatre, Talley Student Union


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  • $26-$31  |  NC State students $6.50

Ticket holders for Sense & Sensibility can purchase tickets to University Theatre’s Pride & Prejudice (running September 21 to October 1) at University Theatre’s subscriber rate. Contact Ticket Central for more info 919.515.1100.

Pre-show Talk

Arrive early to meet critically-acclaimed Aquila Theatre director Desiree Sanchez in conversation with Mia Self, assistant director of acting and directing at University Theatre. Talk begins at 7pm in Talley Student Union, Room 3210.

About the Performance

“Aquila’s productions are beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing and crystalline in effect.” – The New Yorker

 To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Aquila Theatre breathes life into one of Austen’s most beloved works in a wildly inventive new production.  Sense & Sensibility poignantly and cleverly illustrates the effects of economic uncertainty and illuminates a world in which choices are extremely limited, especially for women. Though the stakes are high, Austen’s tale is a classic romantic comedy revolving around the lives of two sisters after the untimely and unexpected death of their father.  Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound!

One of the country’s leading theatre companies, Aquila expands their canon of classical works for the stage through this bold theatrical adaptation of Austen’s Sense & Sensibility. Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production incorporates her innovative use of space, movement, design, and sound.

Austen 200 @ NC State

This fall NC State LIVE joins forces with NCSU Libraries and University Theatre for a series of Austen-centric events from interactive video art to artist conversations, film-screenings to performances. Click here for more information.