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The Moors

Jen Silverman

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

"Truly clever and intelligent. You really ought to see this." - The New York Times
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
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.

History

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

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
  • Mandatory Music/Media Fee: £32 per performance

Specifics

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

5f, 1m
Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
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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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 

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Videos

  • Huldey's diary Yale Rep teaser

  • Yale rep quote teaser

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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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