Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (http://www.orlandoshakes.org) presents Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in the Margeson Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Ticket prices range from $17-$40 with discounts available for students, active military, and groups. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
Affairs of the heart take center stage in Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility in a fresh adaption of the tale by Jon Jory. When a lack of luck makes for difficult marriage prospects, the Dashwood sisters set sail on the volatile seas of courtship. The sisters soon discover that neither reserved Elinor's common sense nor Marianne's impulsive passion offers the key to happiness. Scandalous secrets, burning betrayals, and unexpected twists line the path to true love. Directed by Mark Routhier, Orlando Shakes Director of New Play Development, Sense and Sensibility begins previews on Wednesday, February 6, opens Friday, February 8 and runs through Sunday, March 17, 2013.
The cast of Sense and Sensibility feature Orlando Shakes newcomers Martin Yurek as Iago and Colonel Brandon; Piper Patterson as Marianne; John Keller as Roderigo and Edward Ferrars; and Lindsey Kyler as Desdemona and Elinor. The cast of twenty includes returning Orlando Shakes actors Esau Pritchitt as Othello and the Doctor, Suzanne O'Donnell as Emilia and Mrs. John Dashwood, Anne Hering as the Dutchess of Venice and Mrs. Jennings, Joe Vincent as Brabantio and Sir John Middleton, Shannon Michael Wamser as Cassio and Willoughby, and Robin Olson as Lady Middleton; as well as Matthew Natale Rush as Montano, Ron Schneider as Gratiano, Nathan Sebens as Robert Ferrars, Derrick Williams as James, Brandon Alpert as Lodovico, Greg Joubert as John Dashwood, Casey Noble as 1st Senator, Lauren Butler as Bianca, Danielle Gosselin as Lucy Steele, and Kelly Kilgore as Mrs. John Dashwood.
The shows' design team includes costume designers Denise R. Warner (Othello) and Jack A. Smith (Sense and Sensibility), lighting designer Eric T. Haugen, scenic designer Bert Scott, and sound designer Matthew Given.