Sense and Sensibility


Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen’s beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, sisters Elinor and Marianne become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances. Directed by Bedlam Theater's Eric Tucker (The Wall Street Journal’s 2014 'Director of the Year'), this all-new production of the critically acclaimed play stars Caroline Sefanie Clay, Jacob Fishel, Maggie McDowell, Jamie Smithson, and Erin Weaver.

"Irresistible theater" - The New York Times

"Downton Abbey on roller skates" - Philadelphia Inquirer

"Blissfully delightful" - Huffington Post

Presented by Folger Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$30 - $75

Discount Tickets Available Discounts available for seniors, students, educators, military families, groups of 10 or more; $30 rush tickets available one hour prior to each performance (subject to availability)

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Box Office Phone: 202-544-7077

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/13/2016 - 11/13/2016
Sunday 2:00pm7:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday 7:30pm--
Wednesday 7:30pm--
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 8:00pm--
Saturday 2:00pm8:00pm-
Important Dates

Special Performances

  • 09/13/2016 - 7:30pm Pay-What-You-Will
  • 09/15/2016 - 6:30pm Stage Director Talk
  • 09/23/2016 - 8:00pm College Night - $15 Tickets
  • 09/28/2016 - 6:30pm Pre-Show Seminar
  • 10/06/2016 - 7:30pm Post-Show Talk with Cast
  • 10/13/2016 - 6:30pm Brews & Banter w/ cast members
  • 09/18/2016 - 7:00am Press Opening

Open Caption

  • 10/16/2016 - 2:00pm
Performer Role
Caroline Stefanie Clay Mrs. Jennings
Michael Glenn Sir John Middleton
Kathryn Tkel Fanny Dashwood/Lucy Steele
Erin Weaver Marianne Dashwood
Jacob Fishel John Willoughby/John Dashwood
Lisa Birnbaum Mrs. Dashwood/Anne Steele
Maggie McDowell Elinor Dashwood
James Patrick Nelson Colonel Brandon
Jamie Smithson Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars
Nicole Kang Margaret Dashwood
Production Personnel
Kate Hamill
Eric Tucker
Costume Designer
Mariah Hale
Set Designer
John McDermott
Sound Designer
James Bigbee Garver
Movement for plays
Alexandra Beller
Lighting Designer
Jesse Belsky
Adapted By
Kate Hamill
Adapted From
The novel by Jane Austen
Diane Healy, Production Stage Manager


Folger Theatre
201 East Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003

Getting There

  • Capitol South (Blue/Orange Lines)
  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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Dance in Sense & Sensibility