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MARCH 19-29, 2020
A darkly comedic mash-up of Beckett, Bronte and Lizzie Borden.
Foundation Trust Drama Series
Written by Jen Silverman
Directed by Weylin Symes
The Moors is a darkly comedic mash-up of Beckett, Bronte and Lizzie Borden. Enter into the quirky, upside-down world of two spinster sisters, their eccentric maid, and a philosophical talking dog who dream of love and power in an isolated estate on the English heath. When the arrival of a new governess and a talking moor hen upset the precarious balance of control in the household, the very foundation of everyone’s lives start to crack. Jealousy, desperation, romance and a craving for connection push the sisters and their household members to the breaking point.
“If society doesn't give you a traditional framework for how to survive, you have to make up your own rules. This was particularly true in 19th century England. The women in this play discover some comedically unconventional—and often unsavory—ways of wielding power and asserting their need for authority, independence and emotional connection,” muses director Weylin Symes. “The fun part is that Silverman explores this theme while introducing us to an absurdist world in which talking animals, a murder ballad and locked up family members are de rigueur. The line between comedy and tragedy is ever-present.”
Run time is approximately 90 minutes.
GROUP SALES AVAILABLE
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$20 STUDENTS (with valid ID)
Join us! Complimentary Specialty Drink Tastings before the Friday performances! (Tastings are 21+ and for Friday night ticket-holders only.)
* denotes member of Actors' Equity Association.
†denotes GBSC Young Company alum.