The Old Man and the Old Moon
PigPen Theatre Co. from New York, NY Directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co.

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. elevates traditional storytelling to high art in the fantastical, song-filled play THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON. After nearly a lifetime of tending to the old moon (which leaks its liquid light daily), an old man abandons his post when his wife unexpectedly leaves home. With spirited folk music, inventive theatrical effects and a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, the wunderkinds of PigPen perform a folk-rock fable about light, love and an epic journey to the End of the World.

"Delightful ... Words play second fiddle to the giddy feelings it inspires."
The New York Times
 "These lads win you over with simplicity, creativity and honest emotion. They shoot for the moon and reach it."Time Out New York "An all-ages journey into the frontiers of undiluted imagination" New York Magazine

The Jim Henson Foundation 

The Old Man and The Old Moon is supported, in part, by a Presenter's Grant from The Jim Henson Foundation.


Performance Facts

Performance Facts

90 minutes with no intermission
This show has Arts Express events and Talk-Backs, as well as a Sign-Interpreted performance. See icons on the Calendar for dates.
Heads Up: Parental Considerations

Heads Up:
Parental Considerations

Theater with music and shadow puppetry. Contains some lowly lit scenes. Humor and music appeal to older audiences.

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

Membership discount tickets are LOCKED IN at $25, $18, $13 and $10 (depending on seat location). Full price tickets start at $15 (subject to change). New Victory Members are entitled to free exchanges.

Getting to Know PigPen Theatre Co.


Imaginative, folksy storytelling is at the root of PigPen Theatre Co.'s work and can be traced back to the eight friends' freshman year at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. This band of college buddies turned actor-musicians were the first to win the New York Fringe's top honor two years in a row (The Nightmare Story, 2010 and The Mountain Song, 2011) and have since received critics' picks from The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and many more. Did we mention the music? Their debut indie-folk album Bremen was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post's 2012 Grammy preview. Fresh from the Williamstown Theatre Festival, PigPen arrives at the New Vic with an exciting blend of puppetry, music and shadowplay. We're over the moon to present such a fantastic young company.

PLAY!   PLAY! For activities that open up the world of each production, check out the free online Family Activity (available right here in September) and head to the lower lobbies to exercise your imaginations in an interactive "Try This." Kick the engagement up another notch with free Arts Express events at select shows or adding a Family Workshop to your shopping cart.
Learn more about our Family Engagement programs.


All The Way From...

New York, New York
...New York, New York


Want to see the moon from New York City? Look past the city's lights with Columbia Astronomy Public Outreach, the NY Amateur Astronomers Association or at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium.



Learn to make your own shadow puppets with our handy Family Activity template!


Did you know these ten facts about our moon? Read them together and learn something new before you see the show!



Your Trip to Our Theaters


Just steps from the Times Square-42nd Street subway stops, The New Victory is a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater restored to its original glory. The majority of our shows are presented here, in the oldest operating theater in New York City. Down in the lobby you'll find stroller parking, free lockers to store your stuff, healthy snacks and New Vic merch to take home.


Located inside the New 42nd Street Studios building, The Duke on 42nd Street is home to New Victory programming that requires a more intimate space.


Located just down the block from The New Victory Theater, the New 42nd Street Studios host New Vic shows geared towards our youngest audience members. The space allows for a variety of seating configurations, including options for floor seating, making it easy to move around and step out of the theater area if you and yours need to do so. Stroller parking and changing tables are available.


Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036


Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood restaurant partners.

Select a Show Time

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Questions? Call us at 646.223.3010.

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512 pm 5 pmSign InterpretedTalk Back 6 7 8 9 107 pm 112 pmTalk Back 7 pm
1212 pm 5 pmArts Express 133 pm 14 15 16 17 18
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Audio Described Performance icon Audio-Described: Live audio description service provided
terpreted Performance icon Sign-Interpreted: For tickets, visit
Autism Friendly Performance icon Autism-Friendly: Performance adapted to be more accessible to individuals on the autism spectrum
Talk-Back icon Talk-Back: Free post-show Q & A session with the creative team and performers
Arts Express icon Arts Express: Free pre-show interactive family activity with New Vic Teaching Artists
TXT Marks the Spot icon TXT Marks the Spot: Free post-show scavenger hunt using your text-enabled device
Questions icon Questions? Call Ticket Services at 646.223.3010.