The Studio Theatre has been hard at work preparing to bring Jane Austen’s popular story Sense and Sensibility to the lakecity stage.
“The cast of 14 actors which include a blend of seasoned actors and ones who are relatively new to the stage, have worked together, growing and rising to the challenges of the script,” says director Becky Strickland.
“Preparing for this play has included a great deal of analyzing not only the words, but also the emotions and underlying intent of the script.
“This has allowed the actors to dive into the world of Jane Austen, in 1805, and truly bring the story alive.”
She says the play is quite unique in style as it is made up of a number of short vignettes which tie together to tell the story.
She says set changes and minor costume changes are done in full light, in full view of the audience and are incorporated into the story being told.
“The costumes, created by Christa Obergfell have truly brought the Regency era to life. The men’s dress coats with tails, and ladies empire waist gowns highlight a time of elegance and grace,” Strickland says.
The cast and crew of this classic story are excited to bring the play to the stage for their three week run, beginning April 30.
Sense and Sensibility will also be part of the Central Interior Zone Drama Festival taking place in Williams Lake the week of May 28 to 31.
Strickland is producing the play with Stacey Poirier who is also the stage manager and in charge of hair and makeup design.
Curt Sprickerhoff is designing the set; John Walsh is in charge of lighting; Jazmyn Doulliard is in charge of welcoming the audience and poster design.
Sense and Sensibility will be on stage at the Studio Theatre April 30 to May 3, May 7 to 10, and May 14 to 17.