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Sense & Sensibility
Directed by Darby O’Brien
Tuesday, April 16, 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 18, 6:00 pm
Callbacks: TBD if necessary
The online audition form is now offline. You MAY STILL AUDITION but you will fill out a paper form at the audition site when you arrive.
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present auditions for Sense and Sensibility (play)
WHO: All roles are open for audition.
WHEN: Auditions will be held Tuesday, April 16 at 6 pm or Thursday, April 18 at 6 pm at HCT’s Longstreet Playhouse. You only need to attend one night.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Prepare a 1 1/2 – 2 minute monologue. Auditions will also include a cold (unprepared) reading from the script. Please bring a list of all known conflicts to audition.
We encourage you to complete the Online Audition Form (button below) ahead of your audition and the information will be given to the director.
Paper copies of the form will be available at the audition venue.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Longstreet Playhouse June 7-9 and 13-15, 2019
This will be an atypical run with Friday and Saturday evening and a Sunday matinee performances the first weekend and Thursday through Saturday evenings the second weekend. No second weekend matinee due to Father’s Day.
Rehearsals will typically be Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 at Longstreet Playhouse.Longstreet Playhouse north of Danville.
If you have any questions, please contact the director firstname.lastname@example.org
When their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park to relocate to chilly Barton Cottage in Devonshire, but when John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives one day with a rain-drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever.
ELINOR DASHWOOD: Late teen-Mid 20s: The eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood and the heroine of Austen’s novel. Elinor is composed but affectionate, both when she falls in love with Edward Ferrars and when she comforts and supports her younger sister Marianne.
MARIANNE DASHWOOD: Late teen-Mid 20s: The second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood. Marianne’s spontaneity, excessive sensibility, and romantic idealism lead her to fall in love with the debaucherous John Willoughby, though he painfully spurns her, causing her to finally recognize her misjudgment of him.
COLONEL BRANDON: A retired officer and friend of Sir John Middleton who falls in love with Marianne Dashwood and acts kindly, honorably, and graciously towards the Dashwoods throughout the novel.
WILLOUGHBY: An attractive but deceitful young man who wins Marianne Dashwood’s heart but then abandons her (greedily) in favor of the wealthy Miss Sophia Grey.
MARGARET DASHWOOD: Early teens: The good-humored youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dashwood, Margaret shares her sister Marianne’s romantic tendencies.
LUCY STEELE: Late teen-Mid 20s: Mrs. Jennings’ cousin and a sly, selfish, and insecure young woman. She has been secretly engaged to Edward Ferrars.
FANNY DASHWOOD: The selfish, snobbish, and manipulative wife of John Dashwood and the sister of Edward and Robert Ferrars.
MRS. JENNINGS: Lady Middleton’s gossipy but well-intentioned mother who invites the Dashwood sisters to stay with her in London and makes it her “project” to marry them off as soon as possible.
MRS. DASHWOOD: The kind and loving mother of Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret and second wife to Henry Dashwood. She has inherited no fortune of her own but wants the best for her daughters and shares Marianne’s romantic sensibilities.
MRS. PALMER: Mrs. Jennings’ talkative and foolish daughter who invites the Dashwood sisters to stay at her home in Cleveland on their way from London to Barton.
MISS GREY: The wealthy heiress whom Willoughby marries after abandoning Marianne.
EDWARD FERRARS: The sensible and friendly older brother of Fanny Dashwood and Robert Ferrars. Edward develops a close relationship with Elinor while staying at Norland
ROBERT FERRARS: A conceited coxcomb and the younger brother of Edward and Fanny. Robert inherits his mother’s fortune after she disinherits Edward.
MR. PALMER: Mrs. Palmer’s gruff, unemotional husband.
SIR JOHN: The jovial but vulgar distant relation of the Dashwoods who invites Mrs. Dashwood and her three daughters to stay at Barton Cottage after Mr. and Mrs. John Dashwood inherit Norland, leaving the women homeless.
MR. DASHWOOD: The weak-minded and money-grubbing heir to the Norland estate. At his wife Fanny’s suggestion, he leaves his mother and sisters with very little money and remains largely unconcerned for their welfare.
THOMAS: Loyal servant to the Dashwoods.
MR. PERKS: Another servant