I’m delighted to be working with the Umbrella Stage Company in Concord, coaching and consulting on puppetry performance and shadow sequences, and as well as designing and building a few found object puppets, riffing on PigPen Theater Company’s original designs.
Like This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing, The Old Man and the Old Moon, is a contemporary yet timeless fairytale that’s all about what it’s like to be human. It’s lovely! I can also report with pleasure that Home Depot is a really fun place to look for objects from which to create a dog puppet.
The Old Man and the Old Moon
November 12th – December 5th
Play by PigPen Theater
Directed by Julia Deter
The Umbrella invites adventure lovers of all ages to set sail with us on a high-energy, family-friendly epic that combines live, narrative folk music, puppetry, and theatrical effects for a unique, fantastical theater experience!
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.