The Battle of the Ravine is not all about competition. It can also generate great collaboration.
Henderson State University Theatre and Ouachita Baptist University Theatre will partner to present six performances of Sense & Sensibility by Kate Hamill, based on the classic novel by Jane Austen.
Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on November 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13, and at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 11, in the Studio Theatre in Henderson’s Arkansas Hall. A reception will follow the opening performance.
This fast-paced, playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic offers a glimpse into the lives of Marianne and Elinor Dashwood, two young women left to find their way following the death of their father. As they navigate the waters of life and love, they struggle to listen to the rules of society and their own hearts.
Enjoy this heart-warming romp through 18th century England as the Dashwood women strive to balance sense and sensibility. Sense & Sensibility was awarded “Best Unique Theatrical Experience” by the Off-Broadway Alliance, was nominated for the Drama League Award, and was named one of the Top 10 plays of 2014 by Ben Brantley with the NY Times and by the Huffington Post.
The HSU/OBU student cast of Sense & Sensibility includes: Jess Elliff Crook from Maumelle; Kenzie Henderson, Heath, Texas; Scotty Scott, Bentonville; Emily Siemens, Bentonville; Aaron Burnside, Hot Springs; Cedar Valdez, Rogers; Emily Williams, Hot Springs; Emily Johnson, Benton; Sophia Chiocco, Bella Vista; Adrian Hinojosa, Hot Springs; Raleigh Peterson, Branson, Missouri; Baleigh Almond, Hot Springs; Danielle Hall, Prairie Grove; Carlin Campbell, Rose Hill, Kansas; Alex Marrin, Greenwood; Hannah Hill, Alexander; Bawo Asagba, Wylie, Texas; Abigail Harris, Little Rock; Paige Price, Plano, Texas; and David Hudson, Little Rock.
The play is under the direction of Stephanie Faatz Murray, OBU assistant professor of theatre arts. Scenic and lighting design is by Douglas Gilpin, professor of theatre at Henderson. Costume and makeup design is by Christina Johnson, OBU assistant professor of theatre arts, with assistant makeup design by Jess Elliff Crook. Sound design is by Cynthia Booker, technical director of Jones Performing Arts Center. The stage manager is Magee-Lee Preston from The Colony, Texas.
The HSU Theatre Box Office in Arkansas Hall will open for advance ticket sales from 1-4 p.m. beginning Nov. 5. All seats are reserved. Admission is $10, or free with an HSU student ID, courtesy of the HSU Student Activities Board, or an OBU student ID.
For more information or reservations, call 870-230-5291, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.