THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON Opens tonight at Williamstown Theatre Festival
Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Old Man and the Old Moon, running on the Nikos Stage from tonight, August 6, through August 17.
The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Williamstown with a luminously low-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world, when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects, and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder.
The cast of The Old Man and the Old Moon is comprised entirely of PigPen Theatre Company members Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi, and Dan Weschler. Stuart Carden, Former Associate Artistic Director of Writers Theatre, co-directs The Old Man and the Old Moon with the PigPen Theatre Co., and the creative team includes Lydia Fine (Scenic and Costume Design), Bart Cortright (Lighting Design), and Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Design). The production stage manager is Vanessa Coakley.
In the years since they met at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008, all seven PigPen company members have performed their original plays Off-Broadway and at regional theaters across the country. In 2012, they became the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival's top honor for a play two years in a row, and their work has earned critics' picks from the New York Times, Time Out New York, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, and many more.
Tickets for all Williamstown Theatre Festival productions can be purchased online at wtfestival.org, by phone at 413-597-3400, or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 02167.