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Calvin College Theater Company presents “Sense and Sensibility”


By Tara Woods – The Collegiate Staff

Calvin College Theater Company is debuting the show “Sense and Sensibility” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Spoelhof Center Gezon Auditorium.

The show is an adaptation by Jessica Swale of Jane Austen’s novel which was written in 1811. The show chronicles the events of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two sisters who were recently left completely broke and out of options.

The duo is forced to leave the comfort of Norland Park, England and find home in chilly Barton Cottage, while Elinor pines her sweet but unavailable Edward Ferrars. Shortly after, we find another love interest in the form of John Willoughby, the handsome stranger that Marianne just can’t refuse.

We watch as both sisters are striving for love while the circumstances of their lives dramatically alter.

Zachary Renauldo, who plays the handsome and mysterious John Willoughby, is excited about the adaptation of the classic novel.  

“We have worked really hard to create an authentic Jane Austen atmosphere,” Renauldo said. “With the Jessica Swale adaptation there is some things that aren’t pulled exactly from the novel, and although some people might find this a difficult decision, I believe it brings a fresh sense to lovers of the novel – old and new.”

Tickets are available for purchase from the Calvin Box Office with cash, card or check, or you can call (616) 526-6282 to purchase tickets over the phone. Tickets will also be sold at the counter the night of the event, but it’s cheaper to purchase ahead of time. Adult tickets cost $15 ahead of time, or $20 at the door.

The play will be showing April 13 and 14, and 19-2. For a list of available dates and times, click here.