The Moors OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    March 13, 2017
    Closing:
    March 25, 2017

    Theater: Duke on 42nd Street / 229 West 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    In the bleak and savage moors, there live two sisters. The eldest commands the house, leaving the youngest trapped in her shadow. But when a governess arrives, lies are revealed and loyalties shift...until someone reaches her breaking point. A riff on the lives and works of certain 19th century novel-writing sisters, this dark contemporary comedy examines love, power, and our longing to be seen.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Moors

    In ‘The Moors,’ Where Heathcliff Fears to Tread

    Ben Brantley

    March 13, 2017: Jen Silverman, a rising playwright with a restless and fertile mind, has been tinkering in the “wild workshop” of the Brontë family. That phrase comes from Charlotte Brontë, who was referring to the creation of the novel Wuthering Heights by her sister Emily. But it could easily be applied to the brooding fictional universes forged by any of the writing sisters (Anne is the third) and the very real, isolated environment in which they lived and worked. That’s the storm-swept terrain into which Ms. Silverman has blithely ventured in The Moors, which opened on Monday night in an alternately intriguing and irritating production at the Duke on 42nd Street.

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