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‘The Old Man and the Old Moon’ presents love and adventure

Nov 5, 2019

The Flagler College Department of Visual and Performing Arts presents Pig Pen Theatre Co.’s “The Old Man and the Old Moon” with performances starting Nov. 14 in Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium.

The song-filled story unfolds with an old man whose job is to refill the moon each night with liquid light.  Years of monotony have erased his memory as to how this job began, and when his wife feels a tug to explore, the old man is faced with the decision to follow his wife or stay and do his job.

Actor Zachary Racine said, “We tell the story in a really interesting way…we want the audience to know we are actors telling this story to you.”

The production includes only a handful of actors who take on various roles throughout the play. The various roles each actor plays dictates a wide variety of new talents the actors had to embrace and work in great detail, such as working with dialects, learning puppetry, and playing a musical instrument.

“We’ve had a dialect coach come in and she’s been amazing,” said Walker Mullin of the show’s cast. “I’ve always loved doing different accents and things like that and now being able to do it in front of people is very cool.” 

Performances are Nov. 14, 15, 16 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performances on Nov. 17, 23 and 24 will take place at 2 p.m. All performances are in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, downtown St. Augustine.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and may be purchased online at tickets.flagler.edu.  Non-Flagler Student tickets are $5 with ID at the box office. Flagler faculty, staff, students and their immediate family members may obtain free tickets at the Lewis Auditorium box office with ID. The box office will open on Nov. 11, with hours of Monday through Friday 12-5 p.m. and 1 hour prior to curtain. During hours of operation, the box office can be reached at 904-826-8600.

For more information on “The Old Man and the Old Moon” or the Theatre Arts program at Flagler College, please visit Flagler’s website at www.flagler.edu.

2019/2020 Theatre Season poster listing The Tempest, Old Man and the Old Moon, The Women and Eurydice.

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