THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON

By PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Stuart Carden & PigPen Theatre Co.

November 11 – December 3, 2017

Who keeps the moon shining bright? A mysterious disappearance sends the Old Man charged with that task on an epic adventure in this swirling tale of memory and love, set to a wildly imaginative indie-folk soundtrack performed live. A one-of-a-kind theatrical experience, The Old Man and The Old Moon enchants audiences of all ages with spellbinding storytelling, ingenious puppetry, and the transformational cast of seven Carnegie Mellon alumni who are PigPen Theatre Co.

SPECIAL EVENT

Share the Spotlight: A Shadow Puppet Workshop

Sunday, November 26th at Noon.

Learn how to make your own shadow puppet ensemble at this family-friendly workshop, hosted by artist and puppeteer, Meredith Hoppe. Attendees will play with character, storytelling, and movement in a group setting alongside a live soundtrack performed by students from Hope Academy‘s HATCO Unplugged: Acoustic Band.

Bring your creative spirit and a story to tell! City Theatre will provide puppet-making materials and screens to share. Limited to 20 guests.

Note: Workshop ticket DOES NOT include a ticket to any performance. A discounted ticket to the 2 p.m. performance of The Old Man and The Old Moon is available to attendees and must be purchased separately. Call the box office for details, or purchase online to receive the promotional rate.

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City Theatre Presents "The Old Man and The Old Moon" by PigPen Theatre Co.

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON AT CITY THEATRE

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON

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PRESS

REVIEW: “The Old Man and the Old Moon” at City Theatre

The Pittsburgh Tatler | By Wendy Arons
November 22, 2017

“But as charming as the wizardry of their puppetry and sound effects are, the real source of enchantment in The Old Man and the Old Moon comes from its keen insight into the human heart.”

REVIEW: If you like deeply impassioned work, then PigPen Theatre Co. is for you

Pittsburgh City Paper | By Stuart Sheppard
November 22, 2017

“The shadow-puppet scenes — mini plays within the play — are mesmerizing, as are the sound effects, which are executed with a kind of raw, Foley magic. You see both being done, but you don’t know how.”

REVIEW: The Old Man and the Old Moon

Pittsburgh in the Round | By Mark Skalski
Nov. 22, 2017

“The Old Man and the Old Moon reminds us that the world is full of amazing stuff, and that adventure will always await those who choose to seek it.”

By the light of the silvery moon – a review of ‘The Old Man and the Old Moon”

‘Burgh Vivant | By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli
November 20, 2017

“The folktale is bright and imaginative. It’s a sophisticated children’s show. While it can be enjoyed by younger audiences, PigPen never panders to the lowest common denominator.”

REVIEW: Over the moon for PigPen's musical folktale at City Theatre

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
November 19, 2017

“The production’s stop in Pittsburgh marks a triumphant return to the PigPen seven’s college town, in a show that aims for the moon and lands with a giant leap in artful, engaging storytelling.”

City Theatre Presents ‘The Old Man And The Old Moon’

Pittsburgh Today Live
November 14, 2017

PigPen troupe of CMU grads brings unique brand of music, magic to South Side

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | By Sharon Eberson
November 9, 2017

“It is this show that defined our aesthetic, our way of telling a story, because this show is so universal that people have a tendency of leaning in very early…There’s a really wonderful sense in the room, right from the beginning of Matt [Nuernberger’s] beautiful narration at the top that really invites people in.” – Arya Shahi, PigPen Theatre Co. member

CAST

ALEX FALBERG

BEN FERGUSON

CURTIS GILLEN

RYAN MELIA

MATT NUERNBERGER

ARYA SHAHI

DAN WESCHLER

CREATIVE TEAM

STUART CARDEN & PIGPEN THEATRE CO.
Directors

LYDIA FINE
Scenic, Costume & Puppet Designer

BART CORTRIGHT
Lighting Designer

MIKHAIL FIKSEL
Sound Designer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FRI, NOV 17 | 8:00 PM
Opening Night

SUN, NOV 19 | 2:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

FRI, NOV 24 | 8:00 PM
Greenroom

SUN, NOV 26 | 2:00 PM
Post-Show Talkback

TUES, NOV 28 | 7:00 PM
ASL Interpretation

SUN, DEC 3| 2:00 PM
Open Captioning & Audio Description

GRAPHIC DESIGN

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Captivating for audiences ages 8 to 98.

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes. There will be no intermission.

WARNING

This production uses flashing lights and theatrical haze.

TICKETS

REGULAR ADMISSION

Starting at $38.

PERSONS UNDER 30

$15 advance tickets, excluding Opening Night/Saturdays at 5:30pm.

$15 rush tickets at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

Tickets will be held at Will Call. Must present valid ID. Two tickets per ID.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT

A limited number of “Pay-What-You-Want” tickets will be available two hours before the 1 p.m.performance on Saturday, November 25th. Please call the box office in advance to check on availability. Mention “Pay-What-You-Want” pricing when purchasing.

SENIORS AGE 62 & OLDER

$24 rush tickets available at the Box Office beginning two hours prior to show.

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE

Save when you bring a group! For pricing, contact Joel Ambrose, Director of Ticketing & Patron Services, by email or at 412.431.4400 x286.

MILITARY FAMILIES

As a participating Blue Star Theatre, City Theatre is happy to offer 25% off to military personnel and their families. More info >

MEDIA SPONSORS

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