The Old Man and the Old Moon
Top keep alive, Scherazade had to tell 1000 stories. PigPen Theatre Company, it would seem, has found 1000 ways to tell one. The moon is actually a huge bucket filled with liquid light, and its leaking. The Old Man, who fills it every night, quests after his wife, who got bored and fled. He becomes Odysseus, Jonah, and Phileas Fogg, and goes on anAround the World in 80 Daysadventure. It's a shaggy-dog shanty that, except for a few small sags, flows like an oceanic current. The seven-member cast, all crack musicians, tells the story with music, puppetry, silhouettes on canvas, Foyle sounds, and often astonishing stopwatch timing. The story's at once epic and goofy. One follows it to see what the company will do next, not where its going. It's hard to imagine a more theatrical presentation. Or more inventive.Critic's Pick.
Ongoing until Sunday, June 18, 2017
|Sundays, 2pm & 7pm|
|Saturdays, 2pm & 8pm|