By Kate Hamill

based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Taibi Magar

a gossip-driven comedy of reason and romance

Playwright Kate Hamill gives us a fresh, comic take on Jane Austen’s beloved novel. This eminently theatrical adaptation follows two radically different sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—in the wake of their father’s death, as they face wave after wave of dance partners and dinner parties amid an English society mad for gossip.


“…an unconditional delight…invigorating…”
NY Times

“Perhaps the greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history.”
Huffington Post


Due to length and directorial concept, we recommend this show for ages 10 and up.


2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 15 minute intermission.


Oct 17 2017

Taibi Magar Comes Full Circle

Taibi Magar saw her first play at PlayMakers. Now she gets to see the Paul Green Theatre from the other side of the footlights.

Oct 23 2017

Sense and Sensibility Resources

Professor Inger Brodey's ENG 340 students have collaborated to provide audience members with "Sense and Sensibility" material for further study.


Kate Hamill’s Fresh, New, Comic Reimagining of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility is Whimsical and Witty
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
October 18, 2017

Preview Performances

Save up to 20% on tickets and be a part of the process as the cast & crew put the finishing touches on the show!

October 18–20, 2017

‘Sense and Sensibility’ playwright Kate Hamill on adapting Jane Austen and making work for women
By Pamela Espeland
Minn Post
October 7, 2016

Interview with Sense & Sensibility Playwright Kate Hamill
By Folger Theatre
The Folger Spotlight
October 7, 2016