BWW Review: PigPen Theatre Co.'s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON is Pure Magic- Magic as Folk
PigPen Theatre Co.'s THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON is a magical feast for the senses and one of the most creative pieces of theatre since Peter and the Starctacher.
Featuring a cast of seven (Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi and Dan Weschler) playing multiple parts and creating an endless array of illusions and a string of theatre magic, the players tell the story of an old man who is responsible for filling the moon until it is full again. One day, his wife goes on an unexpected journey and the story unfolds as the old man is off to get her. It's a tale of love, adventure, wonder, magic, and folksy enough to tickle the fancy of the hipest of hipsters. Move over, Mumford and Sons.
It's Once meets Peter and the Starcatcher in a glorious fusion of music and theatrics, with creative puppetry in repurposing everyday items. A delight for children and adults, this play with music is not to be missed at the New Victory Theater. The production's creative team includes Stuart Carden (Direction), Lydia Fine (Design and Puppetry), Bart Cortright (Design), Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Design) and the PigPen Theatre Co. (Direction and Puppetry).
For the final tour of The Old Man and The Old Moon, the endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. brings their folk-rock fable to The New Victory Theater from September 26 - October 13, 2014. This three-week, Off-Broadway run will be the last chance to see the company perform this celebrated work in New York. Don't miss it before the moon goes out.