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Department of Theatre and Dance

You on the Moors Now

April 9-17, 2021
Drayton Hall Theatre

Written by Jaclyn Backhaus
Directed by Ibi Owolabi

Freeing four iconic fictional heroines from the social confines of their 19th century novels, Jaclyn Backhaus’ rip-roaring You on the Moors Now brings a fiercely modern sensibility to antiquated ideas of love and romance.  Rather than waiting for their fates to be decided by marriage proposals, Jane (Jane Eyre), Jo (Little Women), Elizabeth (Pride and Prejudice) and Cathy (Wuthering Heights) band together to reject their famous suitors, leading to a literal battle of the sexes.  

“…providing respectfully irreverent new angles on these not-so-little women -- complete with an unexpected, gleefully anachronistic but thoroughly satisfying epilogue -- Moors scores.” -- Time Out Chicago

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