The Old Man and The Old Moon

Book, Music, & Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
Sep. 30 – Oct. 9, 2022


"There once was an Old Man whose job it was to fill the moon..."

For as long as he or his wife could remember, the Old Man had been climbing the same ladder each day, with the same bucket of moonlight, more or less, to replace whatever leaked away the night before.

When a strange melody drifts in on the wind, it reminds his wife of something precious and lost—like a wish, or a memory. It calls to her like the moon calling the tide, and one night the Old Man wakes up alone.

To find her, the Old Man must embark on a journey that will take him across the farthest sea and farther still. Of course, with no one around to fill it, the moon grows darker each night. And when it finally runs out of light…well, maybe you should come see for yourself.

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON is an adventure for all ages, full of mystery, friendship, and danger on the high seas. It's a rollicking yarn spun from familiar threads; a brand-new folktale filled to the brim with live music, liquid light, and all the magic that stagecraft can muster, brought to shimmering life on the Babcock stage.