July 01, 2022

The Old Man and The Old Moon

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Book, Music, & Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.
Sep. 30 – Oct. 9, 2022

There once was an Old Man whose job it was to fill the moon with light...

When the Old Woman suddenly leaves home, led away by a mysterious melody, the Old Man must leave his work behind. With no boat, no plan, and no time to prepare, the Old Man will travel to the edge of the world to bring his wife back safely.

But the moon grows darker each night he’s away—and what will happen when the light runs out?

THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON is an adventure for all ages, full of mystery, friendship, and danger on the high seas. It's a rollicking yarn spun from familiar threads; a brand-new folktale filled to the brim with live music, liquid light, and all the magic that stagecraft can muster, brought to shimmering life on the Babcock stage.


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  • Credits:

    Book, Music, & Lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co.

  • Director: Jamie Rocha Allan
  • Performance Times:

    Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm
    Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm
    Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
    Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm
    Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
    Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm
    Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm
    Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm
    Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm

    There will be a talkback with the cast and members of the creative team immediately following the performance on Friday, October 7

  • ASL Interpreter: Friday, October 7
  • Venue:

    Babcock Theatre
    300 South University Street
    Located on the lower level of Pioneer Memorial Theatre

    Free parking available at Rice Eccles Stadium
    Visit the Commuter Services Page for info and updates about transportation and parking

  • Production Notes:

    Approximately 120 minutes

    The content of this production should be suitable for audiences of all ages, and would be best suited for children ages 7 and up. If it were a movie, the MPAA rating would probably be "PG," but much closer to "G" than to "PG-13."

    The story depicts adventure situations with elements of make-believe danger and a theatrical fight scene, as well as discussions of death/mortality and moments of heightened negative emotion. The language includes occasional instances of mild profanity where the words “damn” and “hell” are used in exclamations of frustration or dismay. 

    If you would like to know more  about this content advisory, contact us at .

    For the continued health and safety of performers, crew, and community members, audience members who still wish to wear masks are encouraged to do so, especially those at high risk of severe illness. We ask that you refrain from attending if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are otherwise feeling unwell. Pending availability, tickets may be exchanged for later showtimes by speaking to a box office representative. For more specific information, visit the "Policies" section on our Tickets and Parking page.

    The University of Utah and the Department of Theatre continue to monitor the current public health situation and may adapt these policies at any time. Visit  https://coronavirus.utah.edu/ for up-to-date info about the University of Utah's response to COVID-19.

    The Department of Theatre is committed to providing a safe, enjoyable experience for our patrons as well as our theatre artists. Late seating is not guaranteed for this production. If a performance is delayed for any reason, late patrons may be seated before the performance begins at the discretion of the House Manager. If we are unable to seat you, you may contact the box office for a refund or exchange, depending on availability. If you have additional questions about our late seating policy, please email us at

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