The Old Man and The Old Moon
November 19 - November 23, 2014
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder.
After premiering The Old Man and The Old Moon at the Gym at Judson in the fall of 2012, the seven men of PigPen embarked on a collaboration with Chicago-based director Stuart Carden to revise the piece - first with a script/music workshop at Williamstown Theatre Festival in the Summer of 2013, then with a fully staged reimagining of the show opening the season at Writers Theatre in Chicago in the Fall of 2013. The resulting play, with a tighter script, no intermission, extended music, and new puppetry is now a part of the 2014 season at Williamstown Theatre Festival, where it will continue to change and evolve with the help of original designers Lydia Fine, Bart Cortright, and the addition of Chicago sound designer, Mikhail Fiksel. This final production will open the 2014 season at The New Victory Theater in New York City and then move to the Paramount Center Mainstage in Boston in partnership with ArtsEmerson.