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The Bard College at Simon’s Rock Theater program presents, The Moors, an anachronistic dark comedy by contemporary playwright, novelist, poet and screenwriter, Jen Silverman. Set in 1840s(ish) the Moors follows spinster sisters Agatha and Hudley, their overworked scullery maid Marjoy, and their despondent Mastiff as they all live out their monotonous lives on the bleak “English” moors and dream of love and power. When Emilie, a hapless governess is summoned under false pretenses and a moor-hen falls from the sky, all become entwined in a strange and elusive game. Simultaneously poetic and lyrical, acerbic and dark, this Brontë pastiche is equal parts gothic epic, drawing room farce, and post punk feminist fable. Written by Susan Blackburn finalist Jen Silverman, The Moors deftly explodes the societal constraints of the past in order to speak directly to the visibility we all long for in the present. Directed by Sara Katzoff, the production is a semester-long partnership between faculty, students, staff and guest artists working collaboratively across disciplines of performance, technical theater and design.
All performances are free and open to the public
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 PM, Sunday 2:00PM