Book, Music and Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Company
Directed by Monica Payne
Musical Direction by Michael McKelvey
The Old Man and the Old Moon presented by Tulane Department of Theatre and Dance and Newcomb Department of Music is playing at the Lupin Theater on the Tulane University uptown campus starting on November 19, 2019 through November 24, 2019. The all-new musical tells the epic tale of an old man who must abandon his duties of filling up the moon with liquid light to cross the seas in search of his missing wife.
The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he (or his wife, the Old Woman) can remember. When she 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). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and 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.
"The Old Man and the Old Moon is a play with music that has something for everyone: great music, shadow puppets, and an-around-the-world adventure! It's a transformative piece for adults and teenagers alike. There has been a great sense of "play" in the rehearsal room, and I hope we can translate that joy to audiences who join us in the theatre." – Director Monica Payne