Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Opens March 27th at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

This classic adaptation, by playwright Jon Jory, is sure to charm the entire family!
Rebecca Swislow and Laura Rocklyn star as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood.
Rebecca Swislow and Laura Rocklyn star as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood.
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - March 5, 2015 - PRLog -- Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) will present Jane Austen’s classic Sense and Sensibility adapted by Jon Jory at ASC’s Studio 111 from March 27th thru May 3rd. The production is directed by ASC founding artistic director Sally Boyett. Featured in the cast are Rebecca Swislow* as Elinor Dashwood, Laura Rocklyn as Marianne Dashwood, Patrick Truhler as Edward Ferras, Brian Keith MacDonald* as John Dashwood and Richard Pilcher* as Sir John Middleton.

*Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity.

Sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves captivated by two very different men in this lively and dynamic adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel. Sensible Elinor is charmed by the quiet, bumbling goodness of Edward, while passionate Marianne is swept off of her feet by the dashing and mysterious Willoughby. But when Willoughby's scandalous past and Edward's secret fiancee come to light, the sisters are forced to rely upon themselves and one another to weather their heartache -- and learn that when sense and sensibility meet, love can't be far behind.

The Chicago Tribune said of Jory’s adaptation:  ”With his truly excellent new adaptation... Jon Jory takes the best of both approaches to life and art... managing to dramatize this complex tale without recourse to a narrator. Jory sets himself a much harder, self-directed task: theatricalize those inner feelings and tell the story in 150 minutes, but remain true to the novel in such a way that Austen fans will appreciate. He achieves this quite magnificently, mostly through a combination of keeping the story moving as it floats across southern England and the various suitors ebb and flow, and very cleverly skipping ahead in scenes so that we get to the good stuff. He knows when to wallow, and when to dip in and out. Time and again, Jory collapses time in a way that surprises you -- and that varied piece keeps the action intensely arresting throughout."

Sense and Sensibility will be directed by Sally Boyett.  The production team includes resident voice and dialect coach, Nancy Krebs; lighting designer Colin Dieck; and costume designer, Kat McKerrow.

Sense and Sensibility will be presented at ASC’s Studio 111 (111 Chinquapin Round Road, Annapolis, MD 21401) from Friday, March 27th thru Sunday, May 3rd. Evening performances are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm.  Matinees are Sunday at 3:00pm. There is a Saturday matinee on April 4 at 2:00pm.  Tickets are $30-$35 with discounts for students and seniors. For tickets and information call the ASC Box Office at (410) 415-3513 or online at AnnapolisShakespeare.org.

Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) is a not-for-profit, professional theatre company engaging the community with bold, re-imagined, entertaining and accessible interpretations of Shakespeare and the classics.  The company will present Sense and Sensibility, March 27-May 3, 2015, Servant of Two Masters, May 19-September 29, 2015 at Reynolds Tavern, Two Gentlemen of Verona, May 29-June 28, 2015 presented outdoors at St. John’s College and A Tale of Two Cities, July 10-August 9, 2015.  Annapolis Shakespeare Company is a proud member of Theatre Washington/Helen Hayes awards and the Shakespeare Theatre Association, an international association of theatres dedicated to producing Shakespeare’s work.

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If you’d like more information about the show, or to schedule an interview with founding artistic director Sally Boyett, please call Annapolis Shakespeare Company at 410-280-1773 or e-mail pr@annapolisshakespeare.org.

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