Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

The Moors

From 70 member  reviews
Members say: Quirky, Great acting, Clever, Funny, Slow

About the show

Playwrights Realm presents Jen Silverman's dark contemporary comedy riff on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters.  More…

In the bleak and savage moors, there live two sisters. The eldest commands the house, leaving the youngest trapped in her shadow. But when a governess arrives, lies are revealed and loyalties shift...until someone reaches her breaking point. This play examines love, power, and our longing to be seen.​

1h 40m | Already closed | The Duke on 42nd Street (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (70)


Quirky, Great acting, Clever, Funny, Slow

Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if You don't mind bad acting, poor production values, unfortunate direction,and a convulted and slly plot.

Don't see it if You value good acting, excellent production effects, good direction, and an interesting plot.

During previews
Confusing, Banal, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You want to support an emerging playwright and see a 7:30pm show that ends 9:25pm (no intermission). If you can follow confusing plots.

Don't see it if You value good acting and a coherent plot since that is severely lacking here.

During previews
Cliched, Banal, Excruciating, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy overwritten pretentious dialogue and sophomoric musings on god and nature. If you enjoy cliches and bad acting, this is for you.

Don't see it if You want interesting dialogue, believable characters or coherent structure. If you liked The Wolves, you will really hate this.

March 13th, 2017
"An alternately intriguing and irritating production...Questions tease and tickle throughout 'The Moors,' which as you may have gathered has a high whimsy quotient. But they never acquire much momentum in Mike Donahue’s production...'The Moors' may sometimes feel sloppy, but it’s smart. Watching ...
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March 13th, 2017
"Jen Silverman's misfire 'The Moors' does, in truth, take aim at an interesting target...But the play keeps sabotaging itself. When it tries to be mystical, its jokiness undoes it; when it tries to be warm and silly, the story's fog of cruelty chills the air. The play's lowest moments are—as is o...
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March 13th, 2017
"Erodes the viewer’s patience for whimsy long before it can effectively make an argument or illuminate anything real...The play keeps undermining itself with falseness on the one hand and weak attempts at humor on the other...You can’t really blame the four actors playing humans for not finding a...
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March 13th, 2017
"Jen Silverman's laugh-out-loud dark comedy gently spoofs the Brontë sisters while treating us to a humorous (and brutal) take on the instability of gender roles...Silverman and director Mike Donahue have created an atmosphere in 'The Moors' that is at once mysterious, menacing, and savagely funn...
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