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CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois University’s Theatre Department opens its 2018-19 performance season with Jen Silverman’s satirical play “The Moors.”

"The Moors" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, and 6, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 7. The performance will take place in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Seating is limited. Tickets for “The Moors” are available now at the Doudna Box Office or online at

“The Moors” is about two sisters and a dog who live their lives on the bleak English moors during the 19th century, and dream of love and power. The arrival of a hapless governess and a moor-hen set all three characters on a strange and dangerous path. Directed by EIU theater professor Jean Wolski, “The Moors” is a dark comedy about love, desperation, and visibility.

Featured performers included Jenni Passig (Agatha), Cheyenne Flores (Huldey), Adriana Phelps-Patton (Emilie), Hannah Kelly (Marjory), Cullen Scurlock (The Mastiff), and Sabrina Turner (The Moor-Hen).

Jen Silverman is a New York-based playwright raised in Asia, Europe, Scandinavia, and the United States. Her work has been produced off-Broadway and regionally, and she is a member of New Dramatist. Written in 2017, “The Moors” made its world premiere at the Yale Reparatory Theatre.

EIU’s production of “The Moors” is intended for adult audiences and not suitable for children.

“The Moors” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Tickets for “The Moors” are $13 for general admission, $11 for seniors (62+), and $5 for students, and can be purchased online at or at the Doudna Fine Arts Center Box Office. Box office hours are Tuesday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and one hour prior to the scheduled performance.

The Doudna Fine Arts Center is located at 1860 South Seventh St. in Charleston on the campus of Eastern Illinois University. Free parking is located near the fine arts center. To arrange accommodations for those needing special assistance, contact Doudna Fine Arts Patron Services at 217-581-3110 or

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