Molly Pope: Polly Mope
How do you get through the night? Cabarettist Molly Pope faces the literal and the metaphorical question on a nightlong musical mental agility course. Locked in her 6th floor walk-up, this solo musical delves into what she’ll do to make it to the dawn; coping with being a human person, the bi-polarcoaster, and wind chimes. Named “one of downtown cabaret’s most adventurous performers” (New York Times), Molly Pope brings her neo-retro musical sensibility to original songs written with Jim Andralis & Larry Krone, Lance Horne, Erato Kremmyda, Brian Nash, Martha Redbone, and music director/collaborator Matt Aument. “Polly Mope” is a wry look inside what can happen when you find yourself stuck alone with yourself on a long, sleepless night.
“Polly Mope” premiered at the Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in May 2019 and was developed in part at the Afterglow Festival, the Orchard Project, Joe’s Pub/Kimmel Center Residence, Greenwich House Music School’s “Uncharted Series.”