Based on the lives of the famous Brontë sisters, Jen Silverman's delightfully dark comedy satirizes stiff Victorian mores and the romantic escapism they induce. Set on the bleak Yorkshire Moors of northern England, THE MOORS centers on two spinster sisters living alone in a manor house with their maid and mastiff. The introduction of a governess and a crash-landing moor-hen, prompts explorations of visibility, isolation and desire among the manor’s residents and the impact of a place both dangerous and beautiful on the human psyche. THE MOORS received praise from The New York Times on its world premiere production at Yale Repertory: “’The Moors,’ rolls out like the stuff of dreams, with telling passages heightened by surrealistic flights of fancy — including that mastiff and hen in an archetypally pleasing, you-really-ought-to-see-this parable.”
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