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Theatre: Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility


The theatre department will present Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility on the Covenant College stage, beginning April 22, 2016.


The play will bring one of Austen’s best-loved novels to life under the direction of senior theatre major Nyssa Coffman ’16. It’s been a long-held dream of Coffman’s to direct the story and she hopes that the play will remind audiences why Jane Austen remains a best-selling author to this day. Coffman hopes the show will cater to a wide audience of theatergoers.


“I wanted to choose a well-known play, a well-known story,” said Coffman. “We haven’t produced a lot of big-name productions in a while.”


The story follows sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, and is set against the backdrop of 18th century England. Elinor is rational and full of common sense, while Marianne embodies a free spirited sensibility and unbridled emotion. Abi Ogle ’18 will play Elinor, and Marianne will be brought to life by Caroline McLeod ’16.


“I want the audience to remember something they’ve always loved and to find a new love for the story,” said Ogle. “It’s good to be passionate and it’s good to be considerate of the people around you and thoughtful of what comes out of your mouth.”


Sense & Sensibility will run from Friday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 Covenant College in the Sanderson Auditorium. A dress rehearsal performance will be open to the public on April 21 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, faculty, staff, and seniors. To reserve tickets or for more information, contact the box office at 706.419.1051 or