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Goblin Market

October - December 1985

By Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon
Adapted from a poem by Christina Rossetti
Music by Polly Pen
Directed by Andre Ernotte
With Terri Klausner, Ann Morrison
A brilliantly atmospheric, totally original "mini-musical" which probes into the sexually charged fantasies of two sisters who relive their childhood experiences in an imaginary world peopled by seductive goblins.

Awards

Nominations
Drama Desk Award - Outstanding Musical
Drama Desk Award - Phil Monat, Outstanding Lighting Design
Drama Desk Award - James McElwaine, Outstanding Orchestrations
Drama Desk Award - Polly Pen, Outstanding Music
Drama Desk Award - William Barclay, Outstanding Set Design
Drama Desk Award - Peter Frisch, Outstanding Director of a Musical
Drama Desk Award - Terri Klausner, Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Polly Pen

Polly Pen writes book, music and lyrics. She is an Obie Award winner for the score of Bed and Sofa, which received seven Drama Desk nominations. Bed and Sofa premiered at Vineyard Theatre and received its London premiere at the Finborough Theatre. Polly’s first Off-Broadway production as both composer and co-author, Goblin Market, received five Drama Desk nominations and the Best Plays Special Citation for Musical Composition and Adaptation. Other works include The Night Governess (McCarter Theatre), House for Sale (Transport Group), Her Lightness (Sarasota Opera), The Dumb Cake (a radio musical for NPR), Embarrassments (Wilma Theater) and Christina Alberta’s Father (Vineyard Theatre), which received a Richard Rodgers Award, an Obie and a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Music. Polly is the recipient of several NEA grants, The Kitty Carlisle Hart Award and the Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Award for Musical Theatre. She has been honored by fellowships at Moulin á Nef in Auvillar, France, Sundance Theatre Lab at Ucross and The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, Italy. Polly received the 2009 Flora Roberts Award for a distinguished body of work. She has been a National Theatre Artist-in-Residence at McCarter Theatre and is a professor at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Polly has served on the Council of The Dramatists Guild, the Board of Dramatists Play Service and the nominating committee of the Tony Awards. Polly’s latest work, Arlington, premiered at the Magic Theatre, San Francisco and Vineyard Theatre, NYC. The original cast album of Arlington was released by Broadway Records. In another life, Polly worked extensively as an actor on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in repertory theatres throughout the U.S.

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