Goblin Market

Presented by Theatre Elision

Crane Theater

2303 Kennedy St. NE, Minneapolis, MN

75 minutes

Past performances

Thursday, September 28 7:30 pm
Friday, September 29 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Saturday, September 30 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 1 2:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Drama Musical

Goblin Market is a musical adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s 1859 narrative poem by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, featuring the artwork of Omar Rayyan.  Two proper Victorian sisters return to their childhood nursery to relive the haunting memories of their youth. Blending music, poetry and entrancing imagery, the play weaves an enchanted spell that will linger long in the memory.   The Sunday matinee performance will be followed by a discussion session facilitated by Andrew Elfenbein, Ph.D., Chair of the University of Minnesota English Department to explore the poem, its themes, and the historical context.  Is it just a fairy tale?  Is it about feminism and sisterhood?  Drug addiction? Loss of innocence? Religion?