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You on the Moors Now

Jaclyn Backhaus’ rip-roaring play, 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, four iconic fictional heroines are freed from the social confines of their 19th century novels. Jane (of “Jane Eyre”), Jo (from “Little Women”), Elizabeth (from “Pride and Prejudice”) and Cathy (from “Wuthering Heights”) band together to reject their famous suitors, leading to a literal battle of the sexes. The University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance presents You on the Moors Now, April 9th through 17th at Drayton Hall Theatre in Columbia.

“…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