The cast of The Moors: Andrew Garman, Teresa Avia Lim, Hannah Cabell, Birgit Huppuch, Linda Powell, and Chasten Harmon.
The cast of The Moors: Andrew Garman, Teresa Avia Lim, Hannah Cabell, Birgit Huppuch, Linda Powell, and Chasten Harmon.
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Jen Silverman's The Moors celebrated its opening night at the Duke on 42nd Street on March 9. The Playwrights Realm production runs through March 25 under the direction of Mike Donahue.

The play is described as follows: "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. 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. Inspired by the lives and work of the Brontë sisters, Silverman's wild, rugged, and inhospitable moors become a backdrop against which women can dream of a better life, and a metaphor for the freedom and strength wherein people can reinvent themselves. Escaping the trappings of a seemingly Victorian setting, The Moors invites the audience to travel into a surreal world that subverts those ideals of power structures, gender and class."

Playwright Jen Silverman (center) joins her cast for a photo.
Playwright Jen Silverman (center) joins her cast for a photo.
(© Daniel J. Vasquez)

The company includes Hannah Cabell (Marjory), Andrew Garman (Mastiff), Chasten Harmon (Emilie), Birgit Huppuch (Huldey), Teresa Avia Lim (Moor-Hen), and Linda Powell (Agatha).

The creative team is made up of Dane Laffrey (set), Anita Yavich (costumes), Jen Schriever (lighting), M.L. Dogg (sound), and Daniel Kluger (composer).

Playwrights Realm authors Jen Silverman (The Moors), Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners), Sarah DeLappe (The Wolves) share a photo.
Playwrights Realm authors Jen Silverman (The Moors), Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners), Sarah DeLappe (The Wolves) share a photo.
(© Daniel J. Vasquez)

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