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The New York-based Aquila Theatre Company will bring its original production of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility” to the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27.
Tickets range from $25 to $55 and can be purchased at the Marathon Center’s box office, at www.marathoncenterarts.org, or by calling 419-423-2787. Box office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to the performance.
The Aquila Theatre website states that Jane Austen is one of the most popular and beloved authors of all time. She was born in the late 18th century and wrote about the lives of the English upper middle class.
“Sense & Sensibility” is a romantic comedy that illustrates the effects of economic uncertainty brought about by the common practice of the firstborn male inheriting entire family fortunes, often leaving the rest of the family to fend for themselves.
The characters live in a world in which choices are limited, especially for the women. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters: the level-headed Elinor and the hopelessly romantic Marianne. After the unexpected death of their father, the sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate.
The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage, leading to a tale of seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprises.
Founded in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila Theatre’s mission is to make classical works accessible to the greatest number of people. The theater’s website states that a play becomes “classical” when people recognize it for transcending the original culture it was created for, retaining the power to provoke the central question of what it means to be human.
Directed by Aquila’s artistic director Desiree Sanchez, this production will incorporate her trademark use of space, movement, design and sound.
For more information, visit www.aquilatheatre.com.
The Arts Partnership is starting a monthly performing arts club through its Youtheatre program.
Students in grades 1-12, regardless of ability or past involvement with Youtheatre, are encouraged to participate in Youtheatre Club, which will meet the second Tuesday of each month beginning Tuesday and ending May 8. Grades 1-5 will meet from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 and 9-12 will meet from 4-6 p.m.
Cost is $45 per year and meetings are held at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Craig VanRenterghem at email@example.com or 419-422-4624, ext. 3, to sign up.