Bethel University Theatre Department Presents “Sense & Sensibility”

Lissa Diaz
Bethel University Theatre Department presents “Sense & Sensibility” by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. Performances of the show, directed by Deb Swerman, will run Nov. 14, 15*, and 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on Nov. 16 at 1 p.m., in the Everest-Rohrer Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.
This 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. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $10 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 574.807.7080, Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 1-5 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., from 3-5 p.m.
*This performance will be interpreted for the d/Deaf community.
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