Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON

Outcry Youth Theatre will present The Old Man and the Old Moon, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Company. This new play with music is directed by Outcry Theatre Artistic Director Becca Johnson-Spinos and will perform at the Addison Theatre Centre's Studio Theatre from May 17-26.

"The show is a heartwarming, magical journey across the world," said Johnson-Spinos. "Watching this show should be a really unique theatrical experience. It's a modern tall tale told using storytelling techniques like shadow puppets, live folk music, dancing, and physical comedy."

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 has a cast of 24 youth actors, ages 13 to 19, who are joined on stage by six teenage musicians. The band, with musical direction by Marina Pogosyan, will be part of the action of the show. Band members play an eclectic assortment of instruments including bass, piano, accordion, guitar, banjo, harp, dulcimer, drums, and unusual percussion instruments like water-filled bottles.

Two of the actors also play instruments, including Logan Beutel, who, along with Brayden Soffa, plays the Old Man.

"This is the kind of thing that is difficult to prepare for," said Beutel. "When I'm acting, dancing, and singing, I'm existing as an actor and carrying the full weight of the story. But by being a musician I also have to be fully invested in being with the band, being musical, and underscoring the events of the play the best I can."

Tickets are on sale now at: outcrytheatre.com/the-old-man

PERFORMANCES
Friday, May 17, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2pm
Friday, May 24, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 25, 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, May 26, 2pm

WHERE
Addison Theatre Centre, Studio Theatre
15650 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX 75001

TICKETS
General Admission $10
Premium Reserved Seating $20

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Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Marcy Bogner, Fallon Goldsmith, Logan Beutel, Olivia Hankins, Dylan Weand, and Brayden Lawrence, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
(back row) Camryn Smith, Brayden Soffa, and Elizabeth Belilty (front row) Alexa Stratton, Calin Eastes, and Ella Warner, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Dylan Weand and Logan Beutel, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Elizabeth Belilty and Brayden Soffa, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Brayden Lawrence, Marcy Bogner, Logan Beutel, Dylan Weand, and Olivia Hankins, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Ella Warner, Calin Eastes, Brayden Soffa, Elizabeth Belilty, and Alexa Stratton, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Olivia Hankins, Dylan Weand, Logan Beutel, Marcy Bogner, and Brayden Lawrence, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Brayden Soffa, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Logan Beutel, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Calin Eastes, Elizabeth Belilty, Brayden Soffa, Alexa Stratton, and Ella Warner, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Brayden Soffa, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Brayden Lawrence, Olivia Hankins, Logan Beutel, Dylan Weand, and Marcy Bogner, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Fallon Goldsmith and Logan Beutel, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Presents THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON
Camryn Smith, Ella Warner, Brayden Soffa, Calin Eastes, Alexa Stratton, and Elizabeth Belilty, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

 



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