Ford Center Hosts ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Tuesday Night

Aquila Theatre will perform Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 13) at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Richard Termine

The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host the acclaimed Aquila Theatre company Tuesday (Feb. 13) evening as the troupe bring to life Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.”

In what is one of Austen’s most popular novels, the characters live in a time when few options exist, particularly for women.

“Sense and Sensibility” tells the story of sisters Elinor, who is level-headed, and Marianne, a hopeless romantic. The two women lose their father and their half-brother inherits the family estate as the first-born male of the family. They are forced to find a profitable marriage for any hope to return to a comfortable life. The classic romantic comedy promises love, heartbreak and surprises for the audience.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are available at the UM Box Office, inside the Ford Center. They are $30 for orchestra/parterre and tier 1 box levels, $26 for mezzanine and tier 2 box levels and $22 for the balcony level. A 10 percent discount is available for UM faculty, staff and retirees when tickets are purchased at the box office. All UM student tickets are $8.

“‘Sense and Sensibility’ is a great story and it presents a culture and a time that is so very different from today, but tells a story of worries about the future and finding love that we can relate to,” said Kate Meacham, Ford Center marketing director. “Aquila Theatre always presents a wonderful, professional performance.”

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