September 9, 2016 - October 30, 2016
The Hypocrites presents the Chicago premiere of You on the Moors Now
, Jaclyn Backhaus’s comical mash-up of mythology and 19th century literary heroine. This crazy, funny show sets heroines from the 19th century novels of Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters in a mythical place of Moors. When our heroines receive proposals of marriage, they decide to escape. The men wage war on the women starting the Moors Wars. Jaclyn Backhaus’ ultimately moving and inventive play ends in beautiful prose like a chapter from the books these women originated.