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Yale Repertory Theatre / Jen Silverman: The Moors


  • Yale Repertory Theatre 1120 Chapel Street New Haven CT (map)

By Jen Silverman
Directed by Jackson Gay

The bleak moors of England. The bleakest. Two spinster sisters—one desperately unhappy, the other resolutely miserable—live with their elder brother and their mastiff in a gloomy, old mansion. When a governess is summoned to their isolated home, teeming with secrets and desires, what price might they pay for love? Inspired (perhaps) by certain 19th-century gothic romances, and the sisters who wrote them, Jen Silverman’s The Moors courses with a distinctly contemporary, darkly comic sensibility.

The Moors is the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation
New American Plays Award.