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Sense & Sensibility Director’s Notes

From Sense & Sensibility Director Eric Tucker:  Jane Austen would love Facebook. She would spend endless hours tweeting her friends all about Edward Ferrars’ newest waistcoat. She’d Instagram and Snapchat her way through London society. She’d thoroughly enjoy watching Mr. Darcy on The Bachelor with a bevy of eligible, young creatures swarming and swooning around… Continue Reading »


Interview with Sense & Sensibility Playwright Kate Hamill

Sense & Sensibility adapter Kate Hamill is an NYC-based actor and writer who originated the role of Marianne Dashwood in the Bedlam production of Sense & Sensibility. She spoke with Folger Theatre on opening day of our production. This interview has been edited and condensed. FT: Why did you decide to adapt Sense & Sensibility? KH: When you are an actress in… Continue Reading »


Sense & Sensibility Production Photos

Enjoy photos from the Folger Theatre production of Sense & Sensibility, now on stage through October 30, 2016. Adapted by Kate Hamill from the novel by Jane Austen and directed by Eric Tucker.


The Many Neckties of Sense & Sensibility

In this post, designer Mariah Hale takes us a deep dive into the Regency neckware featured in Sense & Sensibility. Check out her costume sketches for more backstage insights, and read on to learn how Mariah uses different styles of neckties to help define the colorful characters of Sense – particularly when one actor is playing multiple roles! From Mariah:  The internet abounds with good… Continue Reading »


Sense & Sensibility Set Designer John McDermott – Part 2

Sense & Sensibility set designer John McDermott designed Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility in New York and has designed over 100 productions in theaters around the country. Check out the first part of his reflections on the Folger’s Sense & Sensibility and read on to learn about about why designing this production made him feel like “a glittery vagabond”! FT: Where did you find the all the pieces you… Continue Reading »


Sense & Sensibility Set Designer John McDermott

Sense & Sensibility is set designer John McDermott’s first Folger production. He designed Bedlam’s Sense & Sensibility in New York and has designed over 100 productions in theaters around the country. You can learn more about John’s work and see photos of his previous designs on his website. Read on for his reflections on the Folger, “period-ish” design, and the world of Jane Austen…. Continue Reading »


Meet the Cast of Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility starts rehearsals on Monday and performances on September 13. Come meet the Dashwoods, Steeles, Middletons and more! The Dashwood Sisters The Eligible Bachelors  Friends of the Dashwoods The Steele Sisters 



District Merchants Set Design

Scenic Designer Tony Cisek has designed tens of shows at the Folger, including Mary Stuart, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, and Henry V. His assistant designer Paige Hathaway recently designed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Read Paige’s insights into the design of District Merchants below and join us starting May 31! From Paige – “Tony Cisek’s design began with the period in which… Continue Reading »


District Merchants Rehearsal Photos

The District Merchants team continues to rehearse in preparation for their move to the theater next week. Check out photos from rehearsal below and  join us for this world premiere production. Don’t forget, May 31 is Pay-What-You-Will night – tickets will be distributed at the theater starting at 5pm.