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Writers Theatre Extends THE OLD MAN THE OLD MOON Through 12/1

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kate Lipuma announce the extension of the Midwest Premiere of The Old Man and The Old Moon, a new play with music by PigPen Theatre Co., directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co., and presented by Writers Theatre and PigPen LLC. The show has been extended for an additional two weeks, and now runs through December 1, 2013, at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

Note to press: Writers Theatre has recently removed the apostrophe in its name to better reflect its mission.

The Old Man and The Old Moon creates an epic new mythology, centered on a man whose job is to collect spilled light to refill the leaking moon. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home in pursuit of much-needed adventure, he abandons his post to follow her, throwing the world into chaos as he searches for his lost love, his fading memory and, ultimately, himself.

A blend of resonant storytelling, spirited indie-folk music and inventive puppetry creates a theatrical experience that will win audiences over with its wit, style and depth of emotion.

Writers Theatre is thrilled to collaborate with the young men of PigPen Theatre Co., who bring the story of The Old Man and The Old Moon to such brilliant, vibrant life that its New York production earned a coveted spot on multiple "Best of the Year" lists.

The Old Man and The Old Moon was developed in part at New Writers. New Plays. at Vineyard Arts Project: Ashley Melone, Founder and Artistic Director.

The Old Man and The Old Moon features music from the debut album Bremen and their recently released new EP - The Way I'm Running, currently available for sale at all major online music sellers, and via

The cast includes PigPen company members Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler.

The designers are Bart Cortright and Lydia Fine. The sound designer is Mikhail Fiksel and MerEdith Miller is the Props Master. The production stage manager is David Castellanos.

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