“Sense and Sensibility” Comes to Northside


Kevin Rueda

This year, Northside’s annual fall play is “Sense and Sensibility” adapted by Kate Hamill from Jane Austen’s 1811 novel. The play is directed by Ms. Kyra Doherty, English Department, and will feature over 20 student performers. 

Set in Southwest England during the late 16th century, “Sense and Sensibility” tells the story of the Dashwood sisters. The sensible and eldest sister, Elinor, played by Samantha Ringor (Adv. 001) and hypersensitive and emotional Marianne, played by Gigi Calcagno (Adv. 107), find themselves impoverished after the death of their father. The romantic comedy explores deep emotional connections and romantic relationships as the sisters seek a new home. Nicole Beaubien (Adv. 202), one of the play’s Gossips, said, “I love this play because it is a story of love and loss, but still full of laughter and warmth.”

Northside’s production of “Sense and Sensibility” will premiere on Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m. Over the weekend, there will be a performance on Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m. and a matinee showing on Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. Calcagno said, “The cast and crew have worked so hard and it’s been wonderful to see it all come together. I’m beyond excited for our opening night.” Tickets will be available at the door for $5. 


Samantha Ringor as Elinor

Gigi Calcagno as Marianne 

Mai-Linh Weller as Margaret 

Vivian Zagotta as Mrs. Dashwood

Caleb DeBerry as John Dashwood

Jack Murray as Edward

Annabel Faircloth as Fanny

David Dobria as Colonel Brandon

Nick Kapp as Willoughby 

Mario Hernandez as Sir John Middleton

Tessa Martinez as Mrs. Jennings

Rachel Eisenberg as Lady Middleton

Janie Toft as Mrs. Ferrars

Abbie Kelleher as Lucy Steele

Betty Slatkoff as Anne Steele

Simon Carter as Robert Ferrars

Mia Finely as Gossip

Lindsay Clark as Gossip

Hannah Fitzmaurice as Gossip

Nicole Beaubien as Gossip

Kiana Rosado as Gossip

Alan Golik as Ensemble 

Rachel Eisenberg as Ensemble

Emily Fieldman as Ensemble

Janie Toft as Ensemble