Heart, mind, love, and the power of sisterhood
This lively adaptation of Jane Austen’s sparkling romance is full of comedic surprises and deliciously wicked social commentary, with the daring premise that true love unites both hearts and minds—and that women should be seen, heard and valued. Life takes a sudden turn when Mrs. Dashwood (Kate Mulligan) and her three daughters lose their home, thrown out by their selfish half-brother. With no money to speak of, the marriage prospects for the sisters are bleak. When love—or what looks like it—comes calling for Elinor (Nancy Rodriguez) and Marianne (Emily Ota), they are whirled into a tangle of gossip, scandal and unexpected fortune. This joyous adaptation by Kate Hamill is passionately directed by Hana S. Sharif, wedding their artistic sensibilities with an ardent love of Jane Austen.