The Moors

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WRITTEN BY
Jen Silverman

DIRECTED BY
Kirsten Fitzgerald

PERFORMANCE RUN
January 6 – March 6, 2022

SEASON
Season 29

Chicago Premiere!

On the wind-blown, desolate moors, two sisters and their mastiff scheme to wrest their destinies from the systems and the savage land around them. A governess is summoned and a moor-hen drops in, forcing all to ask what price they might pay for autonomy and for love. Inspired (perhaps) by certain 19th-century gothic romances and the sisters who wrote them, this savage comedy disrupts the conventions of status and visibility. 

CAST

Agatha | Ensemble Member Karen Aldridge

Huldey | Christina Gorman

Emilie | Audrey Billings

Marjory | Ensemble Member Jennifer Engstrom

The Mastiff | Ensemble Member Guy Van Swearingen

A Moor-Hen | Ensemble Member Dado

 

UNDERSTUDIES

U/S Agatha | Jennifer Jelsema

U/S Huldey | Capri Gehred-O’Connell

U/S The Mastiff | Matthew Lunt

U/S Marjory/A Moor-Hen | Stephanie Shum

U/S Marjory | Maria Stephens

U/S A Moor-Hen | Preeti Thaker

U/S Emilie | Samantha Vosmaer

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Scenic Design | Milo Bue

Costume Design | Ensemble Member Myron Elliot-Cisneros

Lighting Design | K. Story

Sound Design | Jeffrey Levin

Properties Design | Therese Ritchie

Fight/Intimacy Director | Christina Gorman

Music/Vocal Director | Elenna Sindler

Technical Director | Andrew Glasenhardt

Stage Manager | Kathleen Dickinson

Assistant Stage Managers | Paul Martin & Lauren Krohn

Production Manager | Corey Bradberry

Assistant Director | Ava Calabrese Grob

Dramaturg | Dianne Nora

Scenic Painter | Molly Cornell

In, On, & Around The Moors: A Panel Discussion

 

An insider’s look from the director’s, designer’s and actors’ perspectives on the themes of our current production and on how the plight of Victorian loneliness and the human desire for visibility may not be as far away from us as we think.

Mark Larson, author of Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theatre, hosts a provocative investigation into how a world with its own rules gets constructed and negotiated for the sake of everyone’s benefit…or inevitable demise.

Panelists:

Kirsten Fitzgerald, A Red Orchid Theatre Artistic Director & Director of The Moors

Myron Elliott-Cisneros, A Red Orchid Ensemble Member & Costume Designer for The Moors

Dado, A Red Orchid Theatre Ensemble Member & actor playing The Moor-Hen in The Moors

Audrey Billings, Actor playing Emilie in The Moors