By Jen Silverman
Directed by Lisa Berger
Production Sponsors: Carol Ann Flanagan and Bob Haskell
Among the bleakest of moors, two spinster sisters dwell in their aggressively gloomy mansion with their brother, their mastiff and their maid-in-waiting. When a governess arrives, her presence threatens to unleash lethal secrets and raging desires in a home held together by lies and etiquette. A radical riff on 19th century romantic novels and the sisters who conceived them, The Moors is a riotous and wild comedy pulsating with vivid, macabre glee that has more in common with the present than the period.
The Moors is the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.