In the last week of February, Springville High School presented their spin on Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility for this year’s winter play. Directed by drama teacher, Christian Cragun, and sets created by Springville’s very own Technical Theatre class, the play was a hit!
The entire production (seating included) was presented on stage. This thrust stage, which essentially means there are audience members on three sides of the performance space, was chosen to tell the story in both an intimate and fun environment.
In audience was completely immersed into this world and became physically a part of the play. All of the set pieces were mobile. There were are a lot of location changes, so audience members had to keep their eyes out for set pieces moving around.
Mrs. Dashwood, played by Sadie Mangum
Elinor Dashwood, played by Emily Mason
Marianne Dashwood, played by Becca Hammond
Margaret Dashwood, played by Wendy Gwilliam
John Dashwood, played by Brent Williams
Fanny (Ferrars) Dashwood, played by Shelby Markham
Edward Ferrars, played by Brady Dolan
Robert Ferrars/Gossip, played by Jonah Schmitz
Sir John Middleton, played by Weston Murdock
Lady (Jennings) Middleton/Gossip, played by Elizabeth Setzer
Mrs. Jennings, played by Addie Provost
Colonel Brandon, played by Colin Coughanour
John Willoughby, played by Jared Israelsen
Lucy Steele, played by Tristan McAfee
Anne Steele/Gossip, played by Morgan Black
Servant/Gossip, played by Emily Donahue
Doctor/Gossip, played by Cait Washnock
Christian Cragun, Director
Karina Rico, Assistant Director
Carson Nielsen, Set and Light Designer
Isaac Clark, Lights Operator
Andrew Daley, Stage Manager
Malie Niu, Props Manager
Bob Gabbitas, Music Composer
Ethan Beach, Chair Construction
Chelsey Pinney, Window Construction
Springville High School’s Technical Theatre class
Springville High School Administration (Everett, Kelepolo, Scott Johnson, Tiffanie Miley, Jason Beardall), Mark Binks, SHS Front Office and Finance Office staff, SHS Fine Arts Department, Justin Rico, Catherine Cragun, and all the wonderful parents and students who worked so hard to put this show together.