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The Old Man and the Old Moon

  • Pigpen Theatre Co.
  • Full Length Musical, Drama, Fantasy/Adventure
  • 7M or F
  • ISBN: PSI-11036

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.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Drama, Fantasy/Adventure
  • 90 minutes

  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
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.

  • Casting: 7M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Ensemble cast

  • ACTOR 1 - GUITAR (ACOUSTIC)
    The Old Man
  • ACTOR 2 - GUITAR (ACOUSTIC)
    Matheson, Fine Lady
  • ACTOR 3 - UTILITY (BANJO 2, GUITAR (ACOUSTIC), DULCIMER, VIOLIN)
    Butcher, Ben, Callahan, Rebel Two, Perry
  • ACTOR 4 - ACCORDION
    Mabelu, Patron, Dog
  • ACTOR 5 - BASS (ELECTRIC)
    Boatswain One, Llewellyn, Ghost Singer
  • ACTOR 6 - BANJO 1
    The Old Woman, Boatswain Two, Mickey, Captain, Bartley, Young Woman
  • ACTOR 7 - DRUMS
    Fishmonger, Clerk, Cookie, Rebel One, Bartender, Solomon