Saturday, December 3

Tag: Asolo Conservatory


REVIEW | ‘Sense and Sensibility’ meets marriage and money | Arts and Entertainment

Kate Hamill’s stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” is the FSU/Asolo Conservatory’s latest production. Hamill’s play is a comedy; Austen’s novel is not. That double-vision is the comic engine driving the play. The playwright’s comic strategy assumes you know the source material.  Based on audience reactions, many people did. With the alacrity of a “Rocky Horror” crowd, they reacted to the tale’s twists and quotes in advance. (Hard-core Jane Austen fans, no doubt.) They knew the story cold. In case you skipped your Jane Austen reading assignment, here’s the gist. England is the place; 1811 is the time. Mr. and Mrs. Dashwood and their three daughters, Elinor (Rebecca Rose Mims), Marianne (Sharon Pearlman), and Margaret (Brielle Rivera Headringto...