Goblin Market by Pen and Harmon, Will Receive L.A. Premiere

News   Goblin Market by Pen and Harmon, Will Receive L.A. Premiere Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon's erotic Victorian musical Goblin Market will make its Los Angeles premiere beginning Sept. 13.

Goblin Market will open The Syzygy Theatre Group's 2007-2008 season. The musical, based on the poem by Christina Rossetti, tells of "two proper Victorian sisters, both now grown women and mothers, return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Magically, they are transported back to their girlhood, as their nursery becomes a woodland glen peopled by bizarre goblins who entice them with luscious fruits and promises of unimagined ecstasies. Blending music, poetry and entrancing imagery, the play is a dazzling journey through the psyches of the two sisters as they struggle to regain the present and to reconcile the fervent, erotic yearnings of their adolescence with the matter-of-fact world that they now inhabit," press notes state.

The two-person cast features Tami Tappan Damiano and Jennifer Pennington. Goblin Market director Martin Bedoian, is joined by musical director Philip White, choreographer Mecca Vazie Andrews, scenic designer Jason Z. Cohen, costume designer Sherry Linnell, lighting designer Dan Reed and sound designer Dave Mickey.

Goblin Market debuted at the Vineyard Theatre in 1985, before transferring to a successful Off-Broadway run at Circle in the Square. Polly Pen received five Drama Desk nominations for the work and received the Drama Desk "Best Plays" Special Citation for Musical Composition and Adaptation.

Goblin Market will run from Sept. 13 through Oct. 20. An official opening night gala is scheduled for Sept. 14. The Syzygy Theatre Group performs at GTC Burbank, located at 1111-B West Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA.

For tickets and further information visit www.syzygytheatre.org