Spark Theater to Present GOBLIN MARKET, 2/21-3/15
Spark Theater delves into its first musical with fantasy "Goblin Market" February 21 through March 15 at 985 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, CO 80204. Performances are Friday and Saturdays AT 7:30 p.m. There will be no show on Friday, March 7. There will be an open house during First Friday instead. Tickets are $20 and are available online at www.sparktheater.org or by calling 720-346-7396.
Two proper Victorian sisters, both now grown women and mothers, 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 desires. One of the sisters, Laura, partakes of the forbidden offerings, while her sibling, Lizzie, bargains desperately with the fey creatures to save her from inexorably falling under their spell. Their voyage in and out of the past-and through the labyrinths of their vivid imaginations-weaves an enchanted spell that will linger long in the memory.
Director Amanda Flageolle has cast Krista Kuhn as Laura and Meredith Young as Lizzie
Goblin Market is by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon with music by Polly Pen. It is adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti. Christina Rossetti's first volume of poetry, Goblin Market and Other Poems, was published in 1862, when she was 31.
"Goblin Market" received seven Drama Desk Award nominations including Outstanding Musical.
Photo Credit: Blu Hartkopp