Anathan Theatre to present ‘Sense and Sensibility’

Contributed READY TO TAKE THE STAGE — Autumn Phillips, a senior theater major, and Ilona Ludyani, a junior theatre major, pursue love and dodge gossip in “Sense and Sensibility.”

STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Anathan Theatre will perform “Sense and Sensibility” as its mainstage student production Friday through April 18.

The play is an adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel by Kate Hamill and will be performed in Anathan Theatre, on the ground floor of Egan Hall.

Performances are open to the public. Seating is limited and mask-wearing by audience members is required.

Accommodations to maintain proper social distancing will be followed.

Directed by theatre professor Monica Anderson, “Sense and Sensibility” is the story of the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and her romantic sister Marianne, as they pursue love and dodge gossip in 18th-century England.

For the first time, in collaboration with the university’s communication arts department, the play can be viewed Friday as a livestream event and on-demand through the university’s website Saturday and Sunday and April 16-18.

Performances will be about 2 hours long with one intermission. They will be held at 7 p.m. Firday and Saturday and April 16 and 17 and at p.m. Sunday and April 18.

Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy, religious and children under 12.

Tickets can be reserved by calling (740) 283-6245 or bought at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

To view the livestream event on April 9, 7 p.m., and on-demand April 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18, visit shss.franciscan.edu/sense-and-sensibility.


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