Sense and Sensibility

by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen; directed by Amy Attaway
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Event Details

Saturday, January 6 – 8:00PM
Sunday, January 7 – 1:00PM and 7:30PM
Wednesday, January 10 – 7:30PM
Thursday, January 11 – 7:30PM
Friday, January 12 – 7:30PM
Saturday, January 13 – 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sunday, January 14 – 1:00PM

Location: The Kentucky Center – Bomhard Theater, 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY

Tickets: $29 per ticket (includes all fees – $22.04 ticket plus $6.96 Kentucky Center ticketing fees)


Running Time:
2 hours, 30 minutes (including intermission)

Following the successful 2023 Kentucky Shakespeare run of Pride and Prejudice, Kentucky Shakespeare presents Kate Hamill’s joyous adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, Sense and Sensibility. Follow the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their father’s sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?

Past Reviews

“…an unconditional delight…invigorating…a bouncy, jaunty take on Austen…remains remarkably true to the values and priorities of its source. The classic Austen preoccupations with real estate, income, class, reputation and equilibrium in life are all rendered brightly and legibly here.” —NY Times

“…so full of galloping comic vitality as to suggest a bunch of stupendously clever kids playing dress-up in the nursery. It’s by far the smartest Jane Austen adaptation to come along since Amy Heckerling’s Clueless, and at least as much fun.” —Wall Street Journal

“Perhaps the greatest stage adaptation of this novel in history.” —Huffington Post

“…inventive, faithful, clever and hilarious. Kate Hamill’s marvelous play is one of the finest stage adaptations of a literary classic. Our Jane would have expressed her approval.” —

“…rowdy, exuberant…thoroughly modern yet not at all contemporized. Kate Hamill’s felicitous adaptation gives us ageless emotions, couched in the mores and locutions of the past, yet timeless in their arduously suppressed intensity.” —Time Out NY



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