Sense and Sensibility (2016)

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Folger Theatre performed their production of Sense and Sensibility from September 13 to November 13, 2016.

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Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, sisters Elinor and Marianne become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances. Directed by Eric Tucker (The Wall Street Journal’s 2014 Director of the Year), this adaptation was first premiered in New York City by Bedlam (Eric Tucker, Artistic Director; Andrus Nichols, Producing Director). Produced in conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library exhibition Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity (through November 6, 2016).

Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Cast

  • Lisa Birnbaum*: Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele
  • Caroline Stefanie Clay*: Mrs. Jennings
  • Jacob Fishel*: John Dashwood/John Willoughby
  • Michael Glenn*: Sir John Middleton
  • Nicole Kang*: Margaret Dashwood
  • Maggie McDowell*: Elinor Dashwood
  • James Patrick Nelson*: Colonel Brandon
  • Jamie Smithson*: Edward Ferrars
  • KathrynTkel*: Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele
  • Erin Weaver*: Marianne Dashwood

Understudies

  • Cate Brewer: Mrs. Jennings
  • Vince Eisenson: John Dashwood/John Willoughby
  • Amanda Forstrom: Marianne Dashwood
  • Connor Hogan: Edward Ferrars
  • Lilian Oben: Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele, 2nd cover Mrs. Jennings
  • Alex Piper: Colonel Brandon, Sir John Middleton
  • Laura Rocklyn: Elinor Dashwood
  • Sara Dabney Tisdale: Margaret Dashwood, Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele

Creative team

  • Kate Hamill, Playwright
  • Eric Tucker**, Director
  • Alexandra Beller, Choreographer
  • John McDermott***, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Hale***, Costume Design
  • Jesse Belsky, Lighting Design
  • James Bigbee Garver, Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, Daryl Eisenberg Casting, New York Casting
  • Teresa Wood, Folger Casting
  • Diane Healy*, Production Stage Manager
  • Elisabeth Ribar*, Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • Katie Burris, Assistant Director
  • Bailey Nassetta, Assistant to the Director
  • Elizabeth Brodie, Production Assistant
  • Diane Healy*, Dance Captain
  • Lisa Birnbaum*, Assistant Dance Captain
  • Clifton Chadick, Assistant Scenic Designer
  • Tony Koehler, Props Master
  • Bella Faccia, Inc., Scenic Construction
  • Sarah Cubbage, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Anne Nesmith, Wig Designer
  • Cidney Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Ansaldo Costumes, Adalia Tonneyck, Natalia Kurkzewski, Tessa Lew, and Jane Hosticka Fink, Costume Construction
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • James Neylon, Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher, Assistant Master Electrician
  • Catherine Flye, Dialect Coach
  • Jon Farber, Casting Coordinator for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • Sasha Pensanti, Casting Assistant for Eisenberg/Beans Casting
  • WiT Media, Advertising Agency
  • Emily Tartanella, Marketing Design Consultant
  • James Kegley, Pre-Production Photography
  • Teresa Wood, Production Photography
  • Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV, Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katharine Pitt, Humanities Programs Assistant

Other Media

Watch the trailer for this production of Sense and Sensability

Reviews

Washington Post

Metro Weekly

DC Theatre Scene

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