By Jane Austen, Adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill

Directed by Eric Tucker


“No troupe in New York these days rides the storytelling momentum of theater more resourcefully or enthusiastically than Bedlam... high-octane Austen... Ms. Hamill and Mr. Tucker have sidestepped the problem by transposing Austen into the key of Dickens. Theirs is a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen, with a 10-member cast taking on an assortment of roles that are always clearly defined, sometimes as graphically as caricatures by the Dickens illustrator Phiz."
– Ben Brantley, The New York Times (Critics' Pick!)


The Wall Street Journal’s Terry Teachout raved, “BEDLAM is a band of gifted unknowns who can make theatrical magic in an empty room. That’s what BEDLAM is doing with SENSE & SENSIBILITY.  No theater troupe in America is doing more creative classical revivals.”


You’ve never seen Austen like this! BEDLAM’s rollicking adaptation follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters - sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne - after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, Sense & Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

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