Wed 12/4-Sun 1/5/20
Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights continues its tradition of presenting a magical, fairytale-style, family-friendly production for the holidays with the Midwest premiere of The Old Man and the Old Moon.
The piece is referred to as “an odyssey of music and theater magic.” It’s the sort of mythical tale that Talespinner Children’s Theatre presents, with a storyline that involves an old man who has to leave his “day job” filling the moon with liquid light each night to search for his wife who has been lured away by a “mysterious melody.” On his journey he encounters storms, monsters, wars and other obstacles. The actors play instruments and create sound effects on stage, and shadow puppets help suggest the lurking dangers that confront the Old Man .
Directed in Cleveland by Melissa T. Crum and Dobama artistic director Nathan Motta, The Old Man and the Old Moon was created by New York’s PigPen Theatre Company. There are preview performances Wed 12/4 and Thu 12/5 before the official opening Fri 12/6. It runs through Sun 1/5/20.
Performances take place Thursdays at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 2:30 and 8:00pm; Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $39-42.