Preview begin for The Old Man and the Old Moon, a new play with music and puppetry by PigPen Theatre Company, on September 26. The play, written collectively by the troupe, will officially open October 7 at off-Broadway's The Gym at Judson.
With a combination of original music, shadow puppetry, live action and clever lighting effects, The Old Man and the Old Moon tells the story of an old man whose job is to fill up the moon each month. Abandoning his duties, he leaves in search of his missing wife, encountering deep sea monsters, apocalyptic storms and irritable ghosts along the way.
PigPen Theater Company was founded in 2008 by a group of students—Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Chris Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler—at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Since its inception, the company has toured nationally and picked up top honors for two consecutive years at the New York City International Fringe Festival.