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Pigpen Theatre Co. To Offer Free Tickets for Displaced Hurricane Victims

Rick Miramontez / Marie Pace
rick@oandmco.com / marie@oandmco.com
(212) 694-7400



P I G P E N   T H E A T R E   C O.
“T H E   O L D   M A N   A N D   T H E   O L D   M O O N”

New York, NY (11/2/2012) – The critically acclaimed troupe PigPen Theatre Co. has announced that they will be giving away free tickets to their new raved-about play, The Old Man and the Old Moon, to those displaced from their homes due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.  As soon as power is restored to the production’s venue, The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South), the play will resume performances. At each performance, until all tri-state residents are able to safely return to their homes, twenty tickets will be given away to those displaced by the storm. 

For each performance, 20 complimentary tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at The Gym at Judson’s box office to those who have been displaced who use the code word “SANDY.” Proof of identification listing the zip code of an afflicted area is required. Theater-goers may request up to two tickets.

The Old Man and the Old Moon is a co-production of Britt Lafield/BKL Productions, SoHo Playhouse, Inc., Aaron Glick, Ronnie Planalp / Deborah Taylor and The PigPen Company. The Old Man and the Old Moon began previews at The Gym at Judson on September 26th and opened to rave reviews on October 7.

The Old Man and the Old Moon is the tale of an old man who must abandon his duties of filling up the moon every month to cross the seas in search of his missing wife, who left home in search of a mysterious melody carried in the ocean breeze. On his journey, the Old Man will encounter titanic leviathans of the deep, apocalyptic storms, civil wars, cantankerous ghosts and other startling and fantastical creatures. The upcoming production features PigPen’s signature blend of original music, shadow puppetry, live action, and clever lighting effects, and marks the company’s first large-scale Off-Broadway production.

PigPen Theatre Co. was formed at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008, PigPen has toured nationally and became the first company in history to win the top honor for a play at the New York City International Fringe Festival two years in a row, in 2010 (The Nightmare Story) and 2011 (The Mountain Song).  The troupe first performed professionally in Chicago and have gone on to perform at New York’s Barrow Street Theatre, the Boston Center for the Arts, and The Irondale Center in Brooklyn.  The seven founding members of PigPen are Alex Falberg, Ben Ferguson, Curtis Gillen, Ryan Melia, Matt Nuernberger, Arya Shahi, and Dan Weschler.

For more information of PigPen, visit www.pigpentheatre.com.


“Charming and smartly staged…words play second fiddle to the giddy feelings it inspires”
— Ken Jaworowski, Critics’ Pick, The New York Times

“Celebrates the power of imagination…they shoot for the moon and reach it!”
— Raven Snook, Critics’ Pick, Time Out New York

“Delightfully uninhibited…effortlessly inventive…unapologetically and unpretentiously playful. Exquisitely composed and performed music that curls up in your brain and purrs for days”
— Scott Brown, Critics’ Pick, New York Magazine

“It’s like watching child geniuses at play”
— Trisch Deitsch, The New Yorker

“Ingenious…original…hauntingly beautiful”
— Frank Scheck, The New York Post

“Fantastical…an utterly enjoyable and whimsical fable”
— Eric Sundermann, The Village Voice

“A rollicking tale…charming, funny and touching…the best kept secret around”
— Michael Giltz, The Huffington Post

“A triumph in storytelling”
— Dan Bacalzo, TheaterMania

“I can’t wait to see what comes next”
— Suzy Evans, Backstage

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