March 27 - April 6, 2014
By Penny Benson, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti
Studio Works Series
A Puppet Arts Production
The full, exhilarating, creative power of the University of Connecticut’s Puppetry Program will bring an adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s entrancingly atmospheric narrative poem Goblin Market to our studio stage.
Two sisters, in the service of a troubled household, must resist the hypnotic call of seductive goblins who tempt them with luscious fruits and promises of unimagined ecstasies. When one of the sisters is sacrificed to the goblins, her sibling must risk her own life to bargain with the supernatural creatures in order to save her sister from certain demise. With actors, imaginative puppetry and surprising theatrics, Goblin Market promises to weave an enchanting spell.
Vincent J. Cardinal – Artistic Director
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what’s wrong with that?
I’d like to know…
- Paul McCartney
Last season dealt with the pressures our youth face when coming of age in a political landscape of hyper polarized rhetoric. It was challenging, tragically prophetic, and ultimately uplifting, but about half way through the season one of our subscribers asked, “Can’t we see a play about something simple like love?”
This season we bring you six stories that are about the wonderful simplicity – and the awesome complexity — of love.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre
CRT, part of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts. CRT stages an array of the best in theatre, from classic plays and musicals to premieres of the latest contemporary work, featuring some of the nation’s finest theatre professionals on stage with the department’s most promising students. The synergy between professionals and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.