Elinor and Marianne

  • Writer/Director: Shannon Holmes
  • Troupe: SoMo Theatre
  • Location: BC Buds Arts Festival, Firehall Theatre, Vancouver BC
  • Date: May 10-11, 2013


“Elinor and Marianne” is inspired by Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” and follows the Dashwood sisters, after their father’s death, when they are forced to leave their very comfortable home and relocate to more modest surroundings. Though the piece stays true to Austen’s use of language and maintains the integrity of the characters, the location of the piece is set in 2013 on the DTES at a bus stop, where the two sisters wait for their connection on the last leg of their journey. Contemporary songs are woven into the narrative to further explore the juxtaposition 18th C England with that of more modern romantic ideals.