A playful and fast-paced adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel takes the stage at Imperial Theatre later this month.
The Saint John Theatre Company’s season continues with Kate Hamill’s fast-paced adaptation of the Jane Austin classic Sense and Sensibility. This community theatre production requires everyone involved, from the cast to the stage manager, to adopt innovative ways to seamlessly move set pieces, switch costumes, and create an entirely new scene in seconds. The cast of 12, made up of seasoned SJTC performers along with some company newcomers, will tackle 18 roles marking different characters through tone of voice, changes in movement, and of course props.
“Kate Hamill’s stage adaptation of Austen’s classic novel is a huge challenge and a theatre maker’s dream,” said director Sandra Bell. “In rehearsals, we are slowly adding the layers Hamill’s script demands. Most of the cast are playing multiple roles including dogs, horses, trees, beds, clocks, the play shifts settings every few minutes which demands its own choreography. It’s a creative team effort and we’re having a lot of fun with the process!”
Sense and Sensibility | March 22-25 | Imperial Theatre | Saint John | 7:30 p.m. with an additional Saturday performances at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at Imperial Theatre box office. To order call 506-674-4100 or visit www.imperialtheatre.ca.