Department of Performing Arts presents ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Feb. 1-4

The production will offer its second slate of performances Feb. 1-5 in Roberts Studio Theatre.

The Department of Performing Arts is presenting “Sense and Sensibility” by Kate Hamil, a production based on the classic novel by Jane Austen, at Roberts Studio Theatre Feb. 1-5. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The production is directed by Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Kim Shively with Suzanne Shawyer, associate professor of performing arts, serving as lead dramaturge.

In a bold and innovative reimagining of Jane Austin’s beloved classic, playwright Kate Hamill explores the themes of gender, love and power. An intersectional feminist piece, “Sense and Sensibility” builds on the reimagined Regency Era in the style of “The Watson’s” and “Bridgerton.”

The production will have a student dramaturgy team and dialect design, and features sonomime (movement reimagining props in various contexts), role doubling and rollicking good fun. More information about the production is available here.

Admission: $15 or Elon ID. Reservations are highly recommended and are available at