In the bleak and savage moors, there live two sisters. The eldest commands the house, leaving the youngest trapped in her shadow. But when a governess arrives, lies are revealed and loyalties shift...until someone reaches her breaking point. A riff on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, this dark contemporary comedy examines love, power, and our longing to be seen.

The Moors
by Jen Silverman
Directed by Mike Donahue

February 27th - March 25th, 2017
at The Duke on 42nd Street
229 W. 42nd Street

"Like having a conversation with an ardent and intelligent Brontë devotee, whose passion almost matches that of the pen-wielding sisters who inspired it."

"Mysterious, menacing, and savagely funny!
The Moors delights with its insightful and subversive edginess, toppling the male-oppressed milieus of the Brontës and taking strong, passionate female characters to new heights.”

"A Brontë mashup swimming in whimsy. Not only passes the Bechdel test but crushes it!"


Featuring the talents of...

Dane Laffrey, Set Design
Jen Schriever, Light Design
Anita Yavich, Costume Design
M.L. Dogg, Sound Design
Daniel Kluger, Composer
Hannah Woodward, Stage Manager
Lily Perlmutter, Assistant Stage Manager

Videographer: Daniel J. Vasquez

About the Playwright:
Jen Silverman

2016-2017 Page One Playwright, Jen Silverman's work includes The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre, off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm), Phoebe In Winter (Off-off Broadway at Clubbed Thumb), The Roommate (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, South Coast Repertory, SF Playhouse), and Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops (Woolly Mammoth, The Theater @ Boston Court). The world premiere of All The Roads Home is upcoming at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Jen is a member of New Dramatists and a Core Writer at the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis. She is the 2016-2017 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark and has a two-book deal with Random House for a collection of stories and a novel. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard.
More info: www.jensilverman.com
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