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Season 2020

The Old Man & The Old Moon

Book, Music, & Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.

The show takes place in 1907 in a shipbuilder’s warehouse in the UK and features a group of players that put on an imaginative show with folksy musical numbers, puppetry, swordfights, flying sharks, a hot air balloon, and a lot of theatre magic. This isn’t your typical musical band either, the actors flow in and out of the “orchestra pit” joining the band or playing instruments onstage.

The plotline centers around the Old Man who has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he (or his wife) can remember. When his wife is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). What follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep, and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change.

  • Show Dates

    February 2020
    14-15, 20*-22, 28-29 at 7:30pm
    16 & 23 at 3pm

    March 2020
    1 at 3pm

    All performances of this production will take place at Theatre In The Park

  • Midtown Magazine interviews director, Nancy Rich and delves into what makes this production so unique and imaginative.

    "The must-see show of the season is one you’ve probably never heard of. Unless, that is, you’re a follower of rising star performances that garner awards at theatre festivals and earn stellar reviews in cities from New York to Boston to Chicago.

    When The Old Man and The Old Moon makes its regional debut at Theatre in the Park on February 14th, it will surprise and delight audiences with a whimsical, transformative experience." [Click the green link to read the entire article]

  • Pictured Above: Brett Williams, Natalie Turgeon, Rod Rich, and Kirsten Ehlert

  • Cast List

    Matheson: Ty Myatt
    Old Man: Rod Rich
    Old Woman/Young Woman/Opening Narration/Rebel 3: Natalie Turgeon
    Young Man: Dylan Bailey
    Llewellyn: Rhonda Lemon
    Mabelu: Ted Willis
    Callahan: Brett Yates
    Cookie: Marilyn Gormon
    Captain/Solomon: Scott Nagel
    Perry/ Fine Lady: Tim Cherry
    Ben, the Clerk, Bartley, the Butcher, and the Bartender: Tony Hefner
    Ghost singers: Brett Williams, Ted Willis, Brett Yates
    Boatswain 1: Alyssa Petrone
    Boatswain 2: Brett Williams
    Town Musician /Sound Effects/ Ghost singer percussion: Emma Caterinicchio
    Rebel 1/Puppeteer 1/Lucy the Dog: Charleigh Smith
    Rebel 2/Puppeteer 2/Mickey the Boy: Kirsten Ehlert

  • Production Team

    Director/Choreographer: Nancy Rich
    Music Director: Katherine Anderson
    Assistant Music Director: Rebecca Farlow
    Stage Manager: Christine Rapp
    Scenic Design: Nathaniel Conti
    Props/Puppet Design: Abigail Kuchar
    Costume Design: Rachel McKay
    Lighting Design: Alicia Varcoe
    Sound Design: Charles Jones
    Fight Choreographer: Steve Whetzel