The Moors

by  Jen Silverman

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  1m, 5f

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

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Two sisters and a dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, dreaming 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.

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Reviews

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"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 


Videos

  • Huldey's diary Yale Rep teaser
  • Yale rep quote teaser
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: $25 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The 1840s...ish. The bleak moors...of England?
  • Additional Features: Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

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. 
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All necessary music materials can be found at the back of the acting edition. 

Additional full orchestration available in full size version: 

Electric Guitar 1

Electric Guitar 2

Lute

Violin

Viola

Double Bass 

Vocal 

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Authors

Jen Silverman

Jen Silverman is a New York-based writer. Born in the U.S., she was raised across the U.S., Europe and Asia. Her theatre work includes THE MOORS (Yale Repertory Theatre premiere, off-Broadway with The Playwrights Realm, Susan Smith Blackburn finalist); THE ROOMMATE (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Humana world premiere, ...

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

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