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Moors, The - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Moors, The

Jen Silverman

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

1m, 5f

ISBN: PMS0000000132

"Truly clever and intelligent. You really ought to see this." - The New York Times

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Victorian (British and American)

Settings Of Play - The 1840s...ish. The bleak moors...of England?

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Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three on a strange and dangerous path. The Moors is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.

REVIEWS 

"Acerbic, funny...brilliant stuff. The Moors is first-rate entertainment." - New Haven Review, Read More 

"Truly clever and intelligent. You really ought to see this." - The New York Times, Read More 


Check out these photos from Yale Repertory Theatre's production of The Moors in February 2016.


The Moors premiered at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT in February 2016 under the direction of Jackson Gay.

Characters

CASTING

1m, 5f

AGATHA -  F, Elder spinster sister. Spidery. Dangerous. Cold.
HULDEY - F, Younger spinster sister. She has a diary. She wants to be famous.
EMILIE - F, The governess. A romantic with a sweet face.
MARJORY - F, The scullery maid. Down-trodden. Strategic.
THE MASTIFF - M, The dog. He looks fierce and brutal but is a sad philosopher-king.
A MOOR-HEN - F, A small chicken. Practical but easily frightened. 
Videos
  • Huldey's diary Yale Rep teaser

  • Yale rep quote teaser

Author
Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman

Jen was raised in Asia, Europe, and Scandinavia and the US. Her work has been produced off-Broadway by the Playwrights Realm (CRANE STORY), at Cleveland Public Theatre (AKARUI), by the Gallatin School (BONES AT THE GATE) and by Clubbed Thumb (PHOEBE IN WINTER). She is a member of Youngblood at EST, Uncharted at Ars Nova, Groundbreakers at terraNova, and is an affiliated artist with New Georges, ... view full profile

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