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  The Old Man and the Moon at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

The Old Man and the Moon

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
9390 N Santa Monica Blvd Beverly Hills

If a Mumford & Sons concert took the Peter Pan play out for a date in the world of The Odyssey you would find yourself in the middle of this magical self-described "play with music." Poets have written about him and parents have teased their kids about that man in the moon as they point to the sky. In The Old Man and The Old Moon, that legendary bringer of light will let the moon fall dark and chaos to consume the earth as he leaves his post to go on a quest to find his wife. Aiding the hero in this anything-but-traditional musical are comedic puppets, an indie-folk band and the use of shadows that has the nostalgia of childhood with bed sheets and flashlights. The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Los Angeles with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. This show is recommended for all ages.

Thru - Mar 17, 2019

Price: $45-$85

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 310-246-3800

  The Old Man and the Moon Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Recommended

"...Stuart Carden, credit as co-director with the members of PigPen, briskly orchestrates the keenly marshaled mayhem. The cast, which includes Matt Nuernberger, Dan Weschler, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen and Arya Shahi, doubles as musicians and singers who perform toe-tapping, Gaelic-seasoned music from the company's debut album. Their combined musicianship is a highlight, but the music is just the tip of their onstage responsibilities. All perform a dizzying array of roles: actors, puppeteers, prop masters, lighting specialists, Foley artists."
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F. Kathleen Foley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Overall, the experience is one-of-a-kind and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, especially fans of retro theater. Their artistic portrayal elevates the clever and touching conclusion beyond the sum of the story's parts, altogether creating a memorable new folktale not soon to be forgotten."
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Lara J. Altunian

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