95 Empire St
by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon
music by Polly Pen
adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti
“At twilight, halted by the brook,
For the first time in my life I began to listen and look…”
Two adult sisters return to their childhood home, where they once again come face to face with the perils and fantasies of their youth. In Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s haunting chamber musical, adapted from Christina Rossetti’s poem, Laura and Lizzie are tempted to risk their lives, their bond, and the Victorian world they know for the mysterious offerings of the goblin market. Rich in symbolism and sensuality, Goblin Market explores the power of love and the purpose of imagination.
ABOUT HEAD TRICK THEATRE
Head Trick Theatre is a performing group based in Providence, RI that puts on innovative productions of classic plays with a focus on the importance of liveness. Recent works in residence at AS220 include God of Vengeance, Sholem Asch’s controversial drama about a good Jewish daughter who falls in love with a prostitute employed by her father, and Gabriel, George Sand’s feminist parable performed by a cast of female and non-binary actors. Outdoor summer productions include The Knight of the Burning Pestle (2017) and The Revenger’s Tragedy (2016).