Sense & Sensibility
An Austen-tatious delight.
Previews Jan. 12–17 | Opening night Jan. 18
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Staging and Direction by Eric Tucker
“This is how you bring Jane Austen to the stage ... irresistible.” -The Washington Post
Bursting with humor and bold theatricality, this charming and wildly inventive staging of Jane Austen’s classic romance follows the adventures of the Dashwood sisters — and a whirlwind of snippy town gossips — after their sudden loss of fortune. Playwright Kate Hamill and director Eric Tucker of New York’s acclaimed theater company Bedlam revive their celebrated production in Portland after taking audiences by storm in New York and Boston.
Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission.
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Join us for brief informational talks at 6:55 p.m. before every weeknight performance. Does not include preview performances.
Post-show discussions with cast and crew follow matinee performances January 24, 26, 31, and February 7.
Audio Described - January 27, 2 p.m.
Sign Interpreted - January 31, 7:30 p.m.
Open Captioned - February 9, 2 p.m.
Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains strobe lighting. Children under 6 are not permitted at any production at The Armory.
Please look for the resource guide here closer to this show's opening date.
Evenings: Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 p.m.*
Matinees: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., Thursdays at noon*
*Schedule may vary for some shows. Please check our season calendar to confirm.
When her love for the theater and the classics came up against the frustrations facing female theater artists, Hamill claimed the role of hero in her own story.
Meet the exciting cast and creative team behind Sense and Sensibility.
Explore the world of Jane Austen from life in Regency England to modern-day Austen "mania."
A pre-show happy hour and moderated panel discussion with actors from Sense & Sensibility, focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion in contemporary theater casting.
A pre-show Happy Hour with the Oregon and SW Washington Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America.
In honor of Sense and Sensibility, we're screening a horror parody of Pride and Prejudice.