The New York premiere of Jen Silverman’s The Moors, presented Off-Broadway by Playwrights Realm, officially opens March 13. The dark comedy, which was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, takes place in the 19th century among the wild and rugged British moors.
Performances began February 27 at The Duke on 42nd Street, where the limited engagement is set to play through March 25. Mike Donahue directs the new work about power structures, gender, and class.
The cast is made up of Drama Desk nominee Andrew Garman (The Christians), Hannah Cabell (The Father), Chasten Harmon, Birgit Huppuch, Teresa Avia Lim, and Linda Powell.
“Dreaming of love and power, two sisters and their dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, the vast, desolate landscape of northern England,“ read production notes for The Moors. “With the arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen, lies are revealed and loyalties shift as all are set on a strange and dangerous path.“
The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (set), Anita Yavich (costume), Jen Schriever (lighting), M.L. Dogg (sound), and Daniel Kluger (composer).
(Updated March 13, 2017)