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Photo Flash: First Look at Jen Silverman's THE MOORS, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway


The New York Premiere of Jen Silverman's The Moors opens tonight at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street Project, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with this dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility, directed by Mike Donahue.

Dreaming of love and power, two sisters and their dog live out their lives on the bleak English moors, the vast, desolate landscape of northern England. With the arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen, lies are revealed and loyalties shift as all are set on a strange and dangerous path. Inspired by the lives and work of the Brontë sisters, Silverman's wild, rugged and inhospitable moors become a backdrop against which women can dream of a better life, and a metaphor for the freedom and strength wherein people can reinvent themselves. Escaping thetrappings of a seemingly Victorian setting, The Moors invites the audience to travel into a surreal world that subverts those ideals of power structures, gender and class.

The Moors is directed by Mike Donahue and features a stellar cast including Hannah Cabell (Marjory), Andrew Garman (Mastiff), Chasten Harmon (Emilie), Birgit Huppuch(Huldey), Teresa Avia Lim (Moor-Hen), and Linda Powell (Agatha). The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (Set), Anita Yavich (Costume), Jen Schriever (Lighting), M.L. Dogg (Sound), and Daniel Kluger (Composer).

The Moors will play through March 25 at The Realm's new home for their 2016-17 season, The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street, Manhattan). Tickets are now on sale and available at or by calling 646-223-3010. For more details, visit

Photo Credit: Joe Chea / Daniel J Vasquez Productions

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