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01-Jan-2020

You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus

THE STORY: 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 PrejudiceWuthering HeightsJane Eyre, and Little Women is turned upside down in this grand theatrical battle royale.

“The Brontë sisters’ moors become a battleground unmoored from time and space in Jaclyn Backhaus’s fascinatingly playful contention with the female literary heroines and gender norms of the 19th century…in 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. “YOU ON THE MOORS NOW is a witty slice of meta-fiction and a loving tribute to the foundation of feminist literature and activism.” —NewCityStage.com. “…a rip-roaring, hilarious adventure…an empowering look at a group of women who say ‘no’ not only to their ardent suitors but also to the conventions and societal norms expected of them. They lean in and on each other as they embark on a journey that is not without a battle and considerable cost.” —Buzznews.net.

You on the Moors Now by Jaclyn Backhaus

Jagriti

Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.