Sense and Sensibility

adapted by Kate Hamill
based on the novel by Jane Austen
directed by Sarah Rasmussen

Wurtele Thrust Stage

sponsored by U.S. Bank


A fresh adaptation of a treasured novel

Full of humor and emotional depth, a fresh adaptation of Austen’s treasured novel opens the season in a bright, bold and theatrical way. Set in late 18th-century England, Sense and Sensibility centers on sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, whose lives are turned upside down when their father passes away suddenly, leaving them penniless and with reputations at stake. Together the women must learn to mix sense with sensibility to find happiness in a society where love is ruled by money. 


Stage Craft

Follow Sense and Sensibility Stage Manager Tree O'Halloran through the process of bringing a show from the rehearsal room to the stage.

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A fresh adaptation of Jane Austen's treasured novel.


Alejandra Escalante (Marianne Dashwood), Jolly Abraham (Elinor Dashwood) and Suzanne Warmanen (Mrs. Dashwood). Photo by Dan Norman.  

Alejandra Escalante (Marianne Dashwood), Suzanne Warmanen (Mrs. Dashwood), John Catron (Edward Ferrars) and Jolly Abraham (Elinor Dashwood). Photo by Dan Norman.

The cast of Sense and Sensibility. Photo by Dan Norman.

Alejandra Escalante (Marianne Dashwood), Jolly Abraham (Elinor Dashwood), Kris L. Nelson (John Dashwood) and the cast of Sense and Sensibility. Photo by Dan Norman.  

In the news


'Review: Guthrie's 'Sense and Sensibility' is a satisfying night of romance'

Read the Star Tribune review.

Feature story

'Guthrie offers a young woman's view of 'Sensibility''

Listen to the MPR story on adaptor Kate Hamill.



Jolly Abraham

Elinor Dashwood

Remy Auberjonois

Colonel Brandon

John Catron

Edward Ferrars

Kimiye Corwin

Fanny/Lady Middleton/Gossip

Robert Dorfman

Sir John Middleton/Gossip

Alejandra Escalante

Marianne Dashwood

Emily Gunyou Halaas

Lucy Steele/ Gossip

Michael E. Hanna

Robert Ferrars/Thomas/Gossip

Torsten Johnson

John Willoughby

Aeysha Kinnunen

Anne /Gossip

Kris L. Nelson

John Dashwood/Gossip

Natalie Tran

Margaret Dashwood

Suzanne M. Warmanen

Mrs. Dashwood

Sally Wingert

Mrs. Jennings/ Mrs. Ferrars/ Gossip

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Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

Kate Hamill


Sarah Rasmussen


Junghyun Georgia Lee

Scenic Designer

Moria Sine Clinton

Costume Designer

Charlie Morrison

Lighting Designer

Scott W. Edwards

Sound Designer

Charles Coes


Nathan A. Roberts


Carla Steen


Lucinda Holshue

Vocal Coach

Tree O'Halloran

Stage Manager

Alexandra Gowdy-Jaehnig

Assistant Stage Manager

Diogo Lopes

Assistant Director

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