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Sense and Sensibility

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Sense and Sensibility

A Costumed Reading

A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Generously sponsored by The Considine-Leary Foundation.



Friday, December 13th

Join us for the first reading of Sense & Sensibility, plus enjoy a festive holiday party with your favorite Shakespeare & Company artists!

  • 5:30 pm Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction
  • 7:00 pm Costumed reading of Sense & Sensibility
  • 8:30 pm Champagne toast and dessert reception with the artists

Premium: $100
Regular: $75

All proceeds benefit Shakespeare & Company’s life-changing education programs which inspire more than 45,000 young people each year.


Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.