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You on the Moors Now

ISBN: 978-0-8222-3952-9
Full Length, Comedy/Drama
7 men, 7 women
Total Cast: 14, Flexible Set
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: Four literary heroines of the nineteenth century set conventionalism ablaze when they turn down marriage proposals from their equally famous gentleman callers. What results is a confluence of love, anger, grief, and bloodshed, as the ensemble struggles to reconcile romantic ideologies of the past with their modern ideas of courtship. Everything you’ve learned about love from the pages of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Little Women is turned upside down in this grand theatrical battle royale.
“…in providing respectfully irreverent new angles on these not-so-little women—complete with an unexpected, gleefully anachronistic but thoroughly satisfying epilogue—…[YOU ON THE MOORS NOW] scores.” —Time Out Chicago. “Recontextualized for the benefit of all, feminist or not, Backhaus’ play will undoubtedly draw new readers to its source materials and inspire fans to revisit these quietly heroic women and their timeless characters. Perhaps more importantly, YOU ON THE MOORS NOW is a reflection on the stories we tell young women about who they are and what they can be.” — “YOU ON THE MOORS NOW contains moments of broad comedy, touching simplicity, and mind-bending originality.” —