Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:00 am by M. in    No comments
The Australian premiere of Jen Silverman's The Moors opens today, June 6 in Victoria:
The Moors 
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo
Australian Premiere

Red Stitch. The Actors' Theatre
6 June – 9 July (previews 6 – 9 June)
Post-show Q&A 22 June

Featuring Grace Lowry, Olga Makeeva, Dion Mills, Alex Aldrich, Zoe Boesen, and Anna McCarthy.
Set and Costumes: Eugyeene Teh
Lighting: Katie Sfetkidis
Sound: Daniel Nixon
Assistant Director: Katy Maudlin
Stage Manager: Jacinta Anderson
Assistant Stage Manager: Alyssa Hall

Part gothic thriller and part black comedy, The Moors is a tale of seething tensions and repressed passions tormenting Agatha and Huldey, who are eking out an isolated life in the wild and inhospitable heath.
The bleak moors of England. The bleakest. The two sisters—one desperately unhappy, the other resolutely miserable, live with their elder brother, a scullery maid and their mastiff in a gloomy, old mansion. When a governess is summoned to their isolated home teeming with secrets and desires, what price might they pay for love?
Inspired by the lives and works of the 19th-century novel-writing Brontë sisters, Silverman harnesses the trappings of Victorian story-telling, suppressed eroticism, exquisite melodrama, and societal ills and exposes them through the portrayal of women in terrible living conditions – but with a contemporary twist.
Jen Silverman’s bizarre and vivid script is a unique exploration of identity, gender roles, sexuality and what it is to write your own story.


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