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book, music and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
directed by Kim Martin-Cotten

July 20 - Aug. 11, 2024
$35 - $55

With additional discounts for groups and theatregoers age 25 and under.
Prices inclusive of fees.

All Performances at 7:30 p.m.
AT Mission San Juan Capistrano
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Apriem Advisors
Michael Ray

Susan Shieldkret & David Dull

Haskell & White


South Coast Plaza

The Old Man and The Old Moon

An epic adventure across land, sea and sky–all in the name of love! Indie-folk music and ingenious staging transform this tall tale into a thrilling theatrical event like no other. The Old Man who keeps the moon filled with light wakes up one morning to find his wife has gone, lured away by a mysterious melody. In his quest to find her, he encounters colorful characters, gets caught in an apocalyptic storm and is swallowed by a giant fish. Can he find her before the moon runs out of light and the world plunges into darkness?

Previews: July 20-25 2024
First Night: July 26, 2024
Regular Performances: July 27 - Aug. 11, 2024
American Sign Language Performance: Sunday, Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Recommendation: For swashbucklers and yarn-spinners ages 7 to 97.

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About the Creative Team

PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of theatre, music, and film as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. They have since produced their original plays in New York City and toured the country—earning them critic’s picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Boston Globe, and many more, ranking them in the top-ten theatrical events of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016. They were the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor two years in a row (2010/11) and have gone on to win IRNE (2012, 2015) and Jeff Awards (2014) for their theatrical productions. In 2016, Sir Trevor Nunn invited PigPen to be a part of his first American acting company for a production of Shakespeare’s Pericles. PigPen’s debut album, Bremen, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview, sending PigPen on tour playing to sold-out crowds across the country. American Songwriter premiered their follow-up EP, The Way I’m Running, in 2013, while the band was playing a series of concerts that became one of the most popular residencies of the past decade at the legendary Schuba’s Tavern in Chicago. In 2015, PigPen released their sophomore album, Whole Sun, performed at Mumford & Sons’ return to the Gentlemen of the Road Festival, and made their feature film debut in Jonathan Demme’s Ricki and the Flash starring Meryl Streep. In 2018, PigPen announced two new theatrical ventures. The first will be an adaptation of The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo into a stage musical in partnership with Universal Theatrical. The second will be an adaptation of Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen into a stage musical alongside Rick Elice in partnership with Peter Schneider and Broadway Across America.

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