"God hath given you one face, and you make yourself another."

-- William Shakespeare, Hamlet


Sense & Sensibility promotional artwork
Corban University Theatre Arts presents:

Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility

Adapted by Emma Whipday
Directed by Tamara McGinnis

The Dashwood sisters could not be more different in their approach to life—Marianne is brash, emotional, and spontaneous, while Elinor is reasonable, restrained, and clear-headed. Austen’s story focuses on how the young women each choose their ideal man and bear the consequences of that choice, pointing to one of Austen’s primary themes:

If things are to turn out well, both sense and sensibility, not one or the other, must work hand-in-hand in matters of the heart.

Runtime is approximately 2.5 hours.

Psalm Performing Arts Center | Corban University
5000 Deer Park Dr SE | Salem, OR 97317

Festival seating | Wheelchair accessible | Doors open for seating half-an-hour before production.

Matinees: November 8 – 10:30 a.m. & November 18 – 2:30 p.m.
Evenings: November 9, 10, 16, & 17 – 7:30 p.m.

(Alumni are invited to a light reception before the final performance on Sunday the 18th. For more information, visit

Tickets: $13 for adults | $11 for all students (with I.D.), Corban staff, and seniors (62+) | $8 for children (10-).
Group discount – 10% off 10 tickets or more.

Tickets can be purchased online beginning October 1st, or at the door half-an-hour before the performances.

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March 7 - 17, 2019


July 22 - August 3, 2019
More information at

Application Online | Deadline June 30, 2019


Our Past Productions:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
A Murder Is Announced – Agatha Christie; Adapted by Leslie Darbon
Alice – Rachel Ost
American Primitive – William Gibson
An Enemy of the People – Henrik Ibsen; Adapted by Arthur Miller
Anne of Green Gables – L. M. Montgomery; Adapted by Joseph Robinette
Antigone – Sophocles; Adapted by Jean Anouilh
Arsenic & Old Lace – Joseph Kesselring
Bear Witness – James Reach
Busy Body – Jack Popplewell
Camelot – Frederick Loewe & Alan Jay Lerner
Cinderella – Rodgers & Hammerstein
The Cup of Trembling – Elizabeth Berryhill
Curious Savage – John Patrick
Esther: The Hebrew Queen – David Ian
Everyman – David Ian
Exit The Body – Fred Carmichael
The Firstborn – Christopher Fry
God’s Favorite – Neil Simon
The Good Doctor – Neil Simon
Good Wives – Louisa May Alcott; Adapted by Peter Clapham
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens; Adapted by Barbara Field
Harvey – Mary Chase
The Hound of the Baskervilles – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Adapted by Tim Kelly
I’ll Leave It To You – Noel Coward
The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
Into The Woods – Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Little Theatre’s Production of Hamlet – Jean Battlo
Little Women – Louisa May Alcott; Adapted by Peter Clapham
Luxury Cruise – Fred Carmichael
Macbeth – William Shakespeare
The Miracle Worker – William Gibson
Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
Murder In The Cathedral – T. S. Eliot
The Music Man – Meredith Wilson
The Odyssey – Homer; Adapted by Thomas Hischak
Our Town – Thornton Wilder
Pilgrim – John Bunyan; Adapted by Tom Key
Quilters – Barbara Damashek & Molly Newman
Relative Values – Noel Coward
Robin Hood – Larry Blamire
See How They Run – Philip King
State Fair – Rodgers, Hammerstein, Briggs & Mattioli
Tartuffe – Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (Moliere)
Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare