Four female icons of 19th century literature wage a raucous war on the traditions of their time in Jaclyn Backhaus’ inventive comedy You on the Moors Now, being performed April 9-17 at UofSC’s Drayton Hall Theatre.
Show time will be 8 p.m., April 9–10 and April 14–16, with additional 3 p.m. matinee performances April 11 and 17.
Tickets will be available only for the purchase of a single seat or a pair of seats, with single seats priced at $15 for students, $20 for UofSC faculty/ staff, military, and seniors and $22 for the general public, and ticket pairs priced $30- $44.
Tickets may only be purchased online by visiting theatre. sc.edu and clicking the “Buy Now” link. Tickets will not be sold on location.
Drayton Hall Theatre is located at 1214 College Street, across from the historic UofSC Horseshoe.
COVID- 19 mitigation efforts will continue to be implemented for each performance. In addition to socially distanced seating, facial coverings will be required of all audience members, performers, and theatre staff.
To help ensure distancing, patrons will be seated upon entering the building and asked to leave immediately after the performance.
Patrons are asked to monitor their own health and not attend if they have been previously diagnosed with COVID- 19 within 14 days, have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with the virus, or are exhibiting any symptoms of illness.
The theatre will be cleaned before each performance.
Freeing four classic heroines from the social confines of their 19th-century novels, Jaclyn Backhaus’s rip-roaring tale brings a fiercely modern sensibility to antiquated ideas of love and romance. Brazenly defying conventions of their times, Jane ( Jane Eyre), Jo ( Little Women), Elizabeth ( Pride and Prejudice) and Cathy ( Wuthering Heights) band together to reject their famous suitors’ marriage proposals, leading to a literal war between women and men.
Performing in the show are undergraduate students Jesse Breazeale, Sydni Brown, Zoe Chan, Cameron Eubanks, Emma James, Caroline McGee, Felisha Miller, Isabella Stenz, Susan Swavely, Michael Taylor, Michael Williamson, and Jacob Wilson, along with guest actors John Romanski and Marshall Spann, both alums of the theatre program. The show design is being created by graduate students Nate Terracio and Mona Damian Ulmu (scenic), Campbell Childers (costume) and Lawrence Ware ( lighting), and guest artist Danielle Wilson (sound).
For more information on You on the Moors Now or the theatre program at the University of South Carolina, contact Kevin Bush by phone at 803- 777- 9353 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.