The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he can remember. When his wife, the Old Woman, is drawn away by a mysterious melody, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Journey for love with the Old Man on 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.
Book, Music, & Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
THE OLD MAND AND THE OLD MOON is produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.(www.broadwaylicensing.com).
Run Time: 80 minutes with no intermission. Suitable for all audiences.
Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.
Note: Subscriptions cannot be redeemed on this production. Subscribers can add this production on at a discounted rate. Please contact the Box Office for more information.
Friday, August 4 at 7:30PM
Tuesday, August 15 at 7:30PM
Saturday, August 26 at 2PM
Friday, September 1 at 7:30PM
Marisa Kirby (she/her)
Marisa Kirby is back directing and choreographing on the Mainstage for Season 58! She can’t wait to add The Old Man and the Old Moon to her Weathervane portfolio. In addition, Marisa will also be choreographing this season’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Previously, she has choreographed Weathervane productions of White Christmas, Hello Dolly, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, Sister Act, Jesus Christ Superstar and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Marisa has had the privilege of choreographing for many theaters, theatre companies and universities nationwide and is a choreographer and instructor for Dance Dynamics in Little Rock, Arkansas. She also travels across the US as a dance adjudicator and masterclass instructor.
Andrew Morrissey (he/him)
Andrew Morrissey is a NYC based pianist, music director, vocal coach and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has a MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic
PIGPEN THEATRE CO.
PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since produced their original plays in New York City and toured the country – earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, and many more, ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. They were the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor two years in a row (2010/11) and have gone on to win IRNE (2012, 2015) and Jeff Awards (2014) for their theatrical productions. In 2016, Sir Trevor Nunn invited PigPen to be a part of his first American acting company for a production of Shakespeare’s “Pericles”.
PigPen’s debut album, “Bremen”, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview sending PigPen on tour playing to sold-out crowds across the country. American Songwriter premiered their follow-up EP, “The Way I’m Running”, in 2013 while the band was playing a series of concerts that became one of the most popular residencies of the past decade at the legendary Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago. In 2015, PigPen released their sophomore album, “Whole Sun”, performed at Mumford & Sons’ return to the Gentlemen of the Road Festival, and made their feature film debut in Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash” starring Meryl Streep.
In 2018, PigPen announced two new theatrical ventures. The first will be an adaptation of “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo into a stage musical in partnership with Universal Theatrical. The second will be an adaptation of “Water For Elephants” by Sara Gruen into a stage musical alongside Rick Elice in partnership with Peter Schneider and Broadway Across America.
BROADWAY LICENSING GROUP (broadwaylicensing.com)
Broadway Licensing and its family of imprints (Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, and Stageworks) is the global leader in theatrical licensing and distribution. The iconic works represented epitomize the greatest collection of authors, composers, lyricists, and underlying rights holders across the globe including Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Lynn Nottage, Alan Menken, Stephen King, Elvis, the Bee-Gees, and the Beatles.
Special Thanks to First Night Sponsor Scott Hunt
Given in memory and celebration of Kathy Meddings