In a theatrical retelling of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy, sisters Elinor and Marianne find themselves scrambling after their father’s sudden passing leaves them nearly penniless and socially vulnerable. While navigating a gossip-filled society obsessed with reputation, the Dashwood sisters must decide for themselves which to follow—their heads or their hearts.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. But what does a woman want? The power to inherit her father’s estate and power to make her own choices, perhaps. Join us for this discussion on gender dynamics through the lens of Austen classics and how we still carry some of these burdens and stigmas today.