A Regency Period Play Without the Dullness

The latest Village play opens with a body dropping and a funeral, and thus starts a dynamic and fun rendition of a Jane Austen classic. Sense and Sensibility stands out from other period dramas because of its lively, modern and witty nature. From extravagant costumes to exciting musical sequences, this production doesn’t let itself get dull. Written originally in 1811 by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility is about the Dashwood sisters, who become financially destitute after their father’s passing. Through this, they grow and learn about love and its unfortunate companions in late 18th century England: social pressures, gender roles, and a system that allows men to take advantage of women without consequence.