The Moors

Oberlin College Theater

Oberlin, OH
College Theatre

By: Jen Silverman

May 5 - May 8, 2022

Show Description:

Jen Silverman’s dark comedy is a love letter to the Brontës and all who wrote about the mystical, liminal world of the English moors: those bleak, wet, non-arable heaths that haunt and feed the imagination.

We’re invited into a world of women who seethe and chafe at the restrictions of a culture that has little use for them beyond caretaking and such “womanly” pursuits as parlor songs and needlepoint. It might be the 19th century. It might be tomorrow. In a grand house, on the verge of the moors, these women plot and perform and seek to fill the void of time that is their proscribed fate. We recognize flashes of Jane Eyre, and Heathcliff, and Rochester’s fond hound. We move seamlessly from drawing room, to bedchamber, to the vast stretch of the moors themselves, where we encounter questions old as time.

It’s a laugh. It’s a romp. It’s a nightmare. It’s a power ballad. It’s a play that forces us to engage with restless solitude and its darker cousin, isolation. And these women, with their fervid, deprived imaginations, will make you rethink everything you know about the great works of gothic romance!

Staff and Cast

Director: Matthew Wright



7:30pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
2pm and
7:30pm Saturday
2pm Sunday


$8 - $10

(440) 775-8169 or (800) 371-0178

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Health and Safety Guidelines

The College is requiring that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear a mask indoors.

Content Advisories

No content advisories for this production.


Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater
67 N Main St.
Oberlin, OH 44074