You On the Moors Now
by Jaclyn Backhaus
directed by Angelina LaBarre
March 17 – April 9
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 Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Little Women is turned upside down in this grand theatrical battle royale.
Single tickets are $30. Seniors and students save 10%. Performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm Buy tickets online by clicking the button, or by calling 510-232-4031.
Meet the Cast
Alix is thrilled to make her debut at Masquers Playhouse! In her most recent onstage appearance Alix played Lisabette/Irina in Contra Costa Civic Theatre’s 2022 production of Anton in Show Business. During 2020-21 she participated in several online works with Dragon Productions including roles as an actor and musician in Thea L’Anna, as a poet and spoken-word artist in AJ’s Virtual Party, and as a writer and performer with the Dipsy Doodle Dragons sketch comedy team. Prior to 2020 Alix performed locally in various comedic, dramatic, and musical capacities with Dragon Productions, Woodside Community Theatre, Fuse Theatre, the Pear Theatre, and Epic Immersive. She has extensive training in dance, movement, and the circus arts, with a focus on partner acrobatics and contortion.
After working a myriad of crazy and exhilarating jobs over the years (including disco bar cocktail server and high school English teacher), Ann roller skated her way over to Berkeley Rep. School of Theatre to study acting. Since then, she has performed with Actors Ensemble of Berkeley, Chanticleers Castro Valley, and Black Repertory Theatre Berkeley, among others. Thank you to this wonderful and hilarious group of actors! Special thanks to Director Angelina LaBarre, Stage Manager Shay Ogelsby-Smith, & Masquers' Managing Director, Michael Sally, all gifted and extremely generous human beings.
Anna is thrilled to be back performing in the Bay Area and at Masquers Playhouse. Anna recently graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with her BFA in Theater and was last seen on stage as Queen Elizabeth in Orlando. Past favorite roles include Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Gillian Holroyd in Bell, Book, and Candle, Pauline Clench in One Man, Two Guvnors, and Balthazar in Much Ado About Nothing. Anna would like to thank Angelina and Masquers for this amazing opportunity and her family and friends for their continued support.
Austin is happy to make his Masquers debut in You On the Moors Now. He would like to thank his friends and family whose support has been immense. Austin would like to especially thank his girlfriend, Lauren, for always helping him and his boss, Nick, for always working with his theater schedule. His previous credits include Boeing, Boeing, Reasons to be Pretty, Becky Shaw, Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! and more. He hopes you have a great time watching the show.
Diego is excited to make his Masquers debut! His most recent credits include Achilles in Sparta, Two Sisters and a Piano, Water by the Spoonful, Zombie Town, The Cries of La Llorona, Hispanick Zone, and We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay! and Alicia From the Real in Wonderland. He loves the outdoors and taking care of his dog. Diego is a theater major at Contra Costa College and hopes to work as a professional actor.
Isabella is proud to make her Masquers debut in You On the Moors Now. Previously, she performed as Alicia in Contra Costa College’s production of Alicia from the Real in Wonderland. She attended the East Bay Center for Performing Arts where she learned to dance and play instruments. She is also well versed in capoeira. She’s excited to continue pursuing acting and performance.
Julia is thrilled to be a part of her first production at Masquers! Julia returns to the Bay Area from Chicago where she was featured in productions such as As You Like It, Conference of The Birds, and A Midsummers Night's Dream. Recently, Julia has understudied for the role of Countess in the production of Murder On The Orient Express at Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble. Julia graduated with a BA in theatre from Columbia College Chicago.
Kaitlyn is thrilled to be a part of You On the Moors Now after taking a four(ish) year break from acting. Most recent credits include Dearly Departed, HeLa, and Female Odd Couple with Women of Words Productions, The Morning After at Left Coast Theatre Company SF, and Exit, Pursued By a Bear at Contra Costa College. “I’d like to dedicate my performance in this play to my beautiful ...
Katharine is thrilled to be making her Masquers debut, as well as her East Bay debut, as well as her theater during Covid-19 Pandemic times debut, as well as the performing while being a mom debut. Katharine lives with her family in Point Richmond, and is involved in the early childhood education and Yoga communities. She received her BFA at NYU Tisch School of the arts in 2002.
Kyle is very excited to be making his Masquers debut and having the opportunity to work on this hilarious piece! Previous favorite roles include: Leaf Coneybear (25th... Spelling Bee), Greg (A Chorus Line), Sylvestro (Scapino!), Detective Ruffing (Ravenscroft), and Einstein (Picasso at the Lapin Agile). Kyle would like to thank his family for all their love and support, his wonderful partner Jesus, and finally his best friend Natalie. Thank you all for always pushing me to do my best and stay active in the art that I love.
Maëlle is delighted to be making her Masquers Playhouse debut. In addition to loving storytelling onstage, Maëlle attends Berkeley High School and loves to play soccer. Maëlle is grateful to her friends and family for their love and support, the cast and crew for an incredible experience, and to the audience for being here today.
Oz is returning after a hiatus from Theater. Performances at Contra Costa College include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Abridged, Almost, Maine, The Laramie Project, How We Got On, All in the Timing, Achilles at Sparta and more. He has also been a Stage Manager for Vengence: A Ghost Story, GodSpell, and The Curse of La Llorona. Other productions include Black Butterflies with A.C.T., and Pinned Butterflies with B8 Theater.
Pilar is thrilled to be making her Masquers debut and to be playing one of her all time favorite literary characters. Pilar has been seen onstage around the bay in Into the Woods (Little Red, Lucky Penny), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne, Contra Costa Musical Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Napa Valley College), and Between Riverside and Crazy (Lulu, Left Edge Theatre) among others. She would like to extend her gratitude to her family and friends for their unwavering support.
Sequoia is a Bay Area based actor and director. She is excited to be making her Masquers Playhouse debut and to be acting as a part of this amazingly talented cast. She recently graduated with her MA from UC Santa Cruz where her thesis work focused on creating feminist theater. She also served as the Artistic Director of UC Santa Cruz’s Barnstorm Theater Company for their 2021-2022 season. Most recently, she directed Town Hall Theatre Company’s production of Cinderella: A Fairytale. Some of her favorite past roles include Phoebe in As You Like It and as Masha in Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike.