by Jen Silverman
Directed by David Vegh
Emilie, a young governess arrives at a remote Victorian manor on the bleak English moors after exchanging romantic correspondence with the head of the household, the enigmatic Master Branwell. However, she enters to find only Branwell’s two spinster sisters, a maid (or is it two maids?) and a lovesick, philosophy-spouting mastiff. The man who wrote to her and the child she was employed to care for are seemingly nowhere to be found.
One part Gothic horror mystery, one part feminist treatise, and one part side-splitting satire of the Brontë sisters (Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre) literary milieu, Jen Silverman’s The Moors is a play that defies easy categorization and one that the New York Times called "...the reason we go to theater."