Sense and Sensibility

Adapted by Jon Jory
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Jon Jory

February 06 - March 03 , 2013

2012-2013 Mainstage Season

The Story

When their father’s death leaves two sisters with uncertain prospects, they must navigate the unpredictable seas of courtship with only their hearts to guide them. The course of true love winds through flirtation, folly, scandals and secrets as reserved, sensible Elinor and romantic, impulsive Marianne attempt to find their way in the world. This lovely, intimate adaptation of Jane Austen’s first novel is a charming journey through hope and heartbreak as two young ladies find that when sense and sensibility meet, love can’t be far behind.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: Tom Burch
Costume Designer: Patricia McGourty
Lighting Designer: Ann G. Wrightson
Sound Designer: Joe Cerqua and Rusty Wandall
Stage Manager: Glenn Dunn
Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon B. Sturgis


Elizabeth Birkenmeier (Maid)
Charles Andrew Callaghan (Willoughby)
Kari Ely (Mrs. John Dashwood)
Jonathan Finnegan (Robert Ferrars/Servant)
Michelle Hand (Lady Middleton/Mrs. Ferrars)
V Craig Heidenreich (Sir John Middleton/Doctor)
Ellie Kuhlke (Ensemble)
Jacob Lacopo (Ensemble)
Nancy Lemenager (Elinor)
Diane Mair (Lucy Steele)
Peter Mayer (John Dashwood/Gardner)
Amelia McClain (Marianne)
Nicole Orth-Pallavicini (Mrs. Jennings)
Jordan Parente (Ensemble)
Alex Podulke (Colonel Brandon)
Geoff Rice (Edward Ferrars)
Antonio Rodriguez (Servant)
Penny Slusher (Mrs. Henry Dashwood)
Megan Stevenson (Ensemble)

Sponsorship & Support

Wells Fargo Advisors

St. Louis Theater Circle Awards

Outstanding Costume Design in a Play (Patricia McGourty)