“There are roles for three to eight men and four to nine women. Those who audition are encouraged to prepare a 1-minute comic or dramatic monologue. Cold readings from the script may be substituted for a prepared piece,” notes Dr. Michael Solomonson, who will be directing the NPC production.
Actor/playwright Kate Hamill provides a fresh female voice in her adaptation of Austen’s novel and originated the role of Marianne in award-winning Off-Broadway performances of her play. Hamill was one of the top 20 most-produced playwrights in the country this season.
Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, the play 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. “The play is full of humor, emotional depth and bold theatricality,” adds Solomonson. “Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?”
Performances will be Thursday through Saturday, April 25 – 27, at 7 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. NPC’s performances will be produced through a licensing agreement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Questions Please contact Dr. Michael Solomonson at (928) 536-6217. | email