Following the success of Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues its female-driven 10th anniversary season with its production of Jen Silverman’s The Moors, debuting next month. Among the cast are Drama Desk nominee Andrew Garman (The Christians) and Hannah Cabell, last seen on the Broadway stage in The Father.
The New York premiere of The Moors will begin performances Off-Broadway February 27 ahead of an official opening night March 13. The limited engagement, directed by Mike Donahue at The Duke on 42nd Street, is set to run through March 25.
Silverman’s newest work is inspired by the lives of the Brontë sisters in 19th century England. Billed as “darkly comic,” The Moors questions and subverts ideals of power structures, gender, and class.
The cast will also feature 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 will include Dane Laffrey (set), Anita Yavich (costume), Jen Schriever (lighting), M.L. Dogg (sound), and Daniel Kluger (composer).