Cast announced for “Sense and Sensibility”

Congratulations to the cast of Sense and Sensibility, and thanks to all who auditioned!

Mary Job directs this adaptation by Kate Hamill of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility with performances Nov. 10-19 in the LCC Black Box Theatre, 1422 Gannon Building.

The roles and actors cast are: Marianne – Vivian Brown, Elinor – Emily Brannam, Margaret Dashwood/Lucy Steel/Gossip – Hannah Spencer, Sir John Middleton/Servant in London/ Doctor/Gossip – Nick Lemmer, Edward Ferrar/Servant/Mrs. Ferrars/ Gossip – Caleb Tracy, Colonel Brandon/ Servant/Gossip- Tre Sylla, Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele /Gossip – Sarah Lehman, John Dashwood/Thomas/ Gossip – Lucas Arand, Fanny Dashwood/ Lady Middleton/Gossip – Julianna Blaine, Mrs. Jennings/Gossip – Danni Bott, Willoughby/Robert Ferrars/Gossip – Lukas Nowak

The play begins as the comfortable world of the Dashwood sisters – sensible Elinor and romantic Marianne – is turned topsy-turvy when their father dies and leaves them, their mother and young sister financially and socially vulnerable. Elinor (the practical one) and Marianne (the romantic one) must navigate the delicate social rules of Regency England, potential romances and new (and perhaps unreliable) acquaintances under radically changed circumstances. Jane Austen’s classic novel is brought to life in this sassy, high energy and dynamic stage adaptation of Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill which utilizes a chorus of lively Gossips to enhance the sense of a socially stifling world, and encourages inventive choreography, bold characterization, and creative doubling to produce a fresh take on a well-beloved story.

The New York Times called the play “an unconditional delight”, “a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen…” that “remains true to the values and priorities of its source. The classic Austen preoccupation with real estate, income, class, reputation, and equilibrium in life are all rendered brightly and legibly here.” The Wall Street Journal stated that it was “by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along since Amy Heckerling’s Clueless and at least as much fun.”

Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 10-11 and Nov. 17-18, and 2 p.m. Sundays Nov. 12 and Nov. 19. Tickets will be available at the door or online. For more information, please contact the Performing Arts Production Office at 517-483-1122 or email