CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University Theatre’s spring production, “Sense and Sensibility,” will run May 9-11 and May 17-19 in the Withycombe Main Stage theatre, 2901 SW Campus Way, Corvallis.

Based on Jane Austen’s beloved novel, this adaptation by Kate Hamill tells the story of the Dashwood sisters, who with their formidable mother, are left with a meager inheritance and few options after their father dies unexpectedly. The kind and patient Elinor and her passionate younger sister, Marianne, face the challenges of growing up and finding love within the rigid structure of English society in the 1790s.

“This is such a unique adaptation of a familiar story – it’s fast-paced and very funny, but with extremely poignant moments,” said Elizabeth Helman, the play’s director and a member of the OSU Theatre faculty. “It’s full of challenges for performers and surprises for the audience.”

The cast features OSU students Lindsey Esch as Elinor; Cole Haenggi as Colonel Brandon; Natalie Harris as Margaret/Lucy; Alessandra Ferriso as Marianne; Evan Granquist as Sir John; Emily Jackson as Anne/Lady Middleton; Adam Keenan as Edward; Thomas R. McKean as Willoughby; Emily Moehn as Mrs. Dashwood; and Nicole Moussa as Fanny. Also in the cast are community members Matt Holland as John Dashwood and Angie de Morgan as Mrs. Jennings.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. May 9-11 and May 17-19 and 2 p.m. May 19. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors; $8 for youth/students; and $5 for OSU students. Tickets are available through the OSU Theatre Box Office by calling 541-737-2784.

Tickets may also be purchased online:

Contact the box office for disability access accommodations and/or group ticket sales.

College of Liberal Arts

About the OSU College of Liberal Arts: The College of Liberal Arts encompasses seven distinct schools, as well as several interdisciplinary initiatives, that focus on humanities, social sciences, and fine and performing arts. Curriculum developed by the college’s nationally and internationally-renowned faculty prepares students to approach the complex problems of the world ethically and thoughtfully, contributing to a student's academic foundation and helping to build real-world skills for a 21st century career and a purposeful life.

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Michelle Klampe, 541-737-0784, [email protected]


Elizabeth Helman, [email protected]

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