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