Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamil, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen
February 28, 2023, 7PM Holly Springs Cultural Center
March 1, 2023, 7PM Fuquay Varina Arts Center
Sense and Sensibility Audition Form
No need to prepare a monologue, the auditioners will read scenes from the script.
This playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows 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.
10-12 actors needed to play a total of 17 roles - male and female. All roles open. Adults of any ethnicity, identity, and ability are encouraged to audition for any role.
ELINOR DASHWOOD - the oldest Dashwood sister; sensible
MARIANNE DASHWOOD - the middle Dashwood sister; sensitive
MARGARET DASHWOOD - the youngest Dashwood sister; 10-13 years old
MRS. DASHWOOD - mother to the Dashwood sisters
JOHN DASHWOOD - half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from the father’s side; no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood)
EDWARD FARRARS - a gentleman; a bachelor
FANNY (FARRARS) DASHWOOD - wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward; nasty
COLONEL BRANDON -an older bachelor; over 45 years old
JOHN WILLOUGHBY - an unusually handsome young man
SIR JOHN MIDDLETON - a country gentleman; distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood
MRS. JENNINGS - good-natured, boisterous woman; mother-in-law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside
LADY MIDDLETON - an over-bred Lady
LUCY STEELE - a girl from no fortune
ANNE STEELE - Lucy’s sister; indiscreet
ROBERT FERRARS - a callow young man; Edward Ferrars’ younger brother
GOSSIPS, SERVANTS (Doubled with the cast)