|Northlight Theatre presents|
|Sense and Sensibility|
|Adapted and Directed by Jon Jory
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie (map)
through April 27 | tickets: $40-$45 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
One sister driven by passions. One sister steering by intellect. Eighteenth century husband-shopping rips the heart with mind games. Northlight Theatre presents the world-premiere of Sense and Sensibility from the book by Jane Austen. The death of their father leaves the Dashwood sisters financially-strapped. Without a proper dowry, marriage prospects dwindle. Still, the sisters muse potential suitors. Marianne falls quickly and hard for her dashing rescuer. Elinor connects wittingly with her sister-in-law’s brother. Love gets complicated when ‘marrying for money’ cashes in on the sisters’ happiness. Sense and Sensibility is love by the book…Austen style.
Check out the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Blog.