Darkly Funny! The Moors at A Red Orchid Theatre (Through February 27, 2022)

Two sisters living in the desolate moors hire a governess to come and teach their child. After the governess has been there for a few days without meeting the child or the man who wrote to her, she begins to get suspicious. Also, their dog meets a moor-hen and starts an interesting relationship with her.

The story, written by Jen Silverman (The Roommate), is darkly funny. It’s an unusual setting for a comedy and she takes advantage of that.

Audrey Billings (Avenue Q) is great as the governess, the newcomer trying to figure out what is going on in this strange place. Christina Gorman (3C) is fantastic as one of the sisters, who is very interested in the governess and her travels. Karen Aldridge is excellent as the other sister, who hides a big secret. Jennifer Engstrom (Bug) is fantastic as the maid who mysteriously takes on different roles depending on which room she is in. Guy Van Swearingen practically steals the show as the dog with a philosopher’s heart. Dado matches Swearingen’s hilarity as the Moor-Hen.

Get tickets now for The Moors through February 27.

Cost of a ticket: $30-$40

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

See the program here.

Quinn Delaney


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