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You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus directed by Monica Lopez Orozco

Hallie Flanagan Studio Theatre; 122 Green St (10 Elm St., Northampton MA 01063)


The Smith College Department presents You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus on stage. Four literary heroines of the nineteenth century set conventionalism ablaze when they turn down marriage proposals from their equally famous gentlemen 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. Tickets $5-10 at Free for Smith students.