PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at The Wallis is One-Of-A-Kind Theatrical and Musical Experience


Saturday, March 2 to Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the
Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts

PigPen Theatre Co.’s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON, a fantastical song-filled fable for all ages, directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., opens at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, March 2 and continues through Sunday, March 17, 2019, in The Wallis’s Bram Goldsmith Theater. Featuring a spirited indie-folk score performed live by PigPen, this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience is the touching tale of a man charged with the task of keeping the moon shining bright. A mysterious disappearance sends him on an epic adventure over land, sea and sky and ultimately reminds him — and us — of the unwavering power of love. The production, which had award-winning runs in New York, Chicago and Boston, combines PigPen Theatre Co.’s signature shadow puppetry, wonderfully melodic music, wildly imaginative staging and ever-changing characters. The Old Man and The Old Moon’shigh-energy ensemble is comprised of PigPen Theatre Co.’s Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler.

Critics have described The Old Man and The Old Moon as “a rare example of true theatre magic” (TheaterMania) and “a glorious fusion of music and theatrics!” (BroadwayWorld).The New York Times said, “words play second fiddle to the giddy feelings it inspires.” New York Magazine called PigPen Theatre Co. “absurdly talented, delightfully uninhibited and unpretentiously playful.”

“It’s a joy to bring The Old Man and The Old Moon to Los Angeles on the heels of its sold-out engagement at San Diego’s Old Globe,” says The Wallis’ Artistic Director Paul Crewes.”With PigPen’s inventive stagecraft, wonderful music and spellbinding storytelling, this production is sure to touch audiences of all ages.”

Tickets, $35 to $105, are on sale now and, available at TheWallis.org/OldMan. The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills. To purchase tickets and for more information, please call 310-746-4000 or visit: TheWallis.org/OldMan.

Credit: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

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