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About this show

The Night Governess, a world premiere musical by Obie-winning author and composer Polly Pen, tells the spirited and sometimes bizarre story of a seemingly genteel young governess who craftily manipulates her employers for her own mysterious purposes. This unique production is inspired by Louisa May Alcott's 19th century thriller Behind a Mask. Viewed through the lens of Pen's unique comic sensibility, it reveals another side of Alcott, one mesmerized by seduction, betrayal, and the outrageous wiles of irresistibly naughty women.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:McCarter Theatre Center, South Jersey