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Nov 19 - 23, 2014

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Boston with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters, inventive theatrical effects and an infectious contemporary folk sound, these seven young actor-musicians transform the seemingly ordinary into sheer wonder.

“A transcendent theatrical experience for all ages”—Time Out New York


The award-winning PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film and theatre as freshmen at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2007. Their original plays The Nightmare Story, The Mountain Song and The Old Man and The Old Moon have been produced Off-Broadway and around the US, earning them accolades from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and The Boston Globe. They were the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival’s top honor for a play two years in a row in 2010 and 2011. Their debut indie-folk album, Bremen, was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post’s 2012 Grammy preview. PigPen is thrilled to be working with Writers House, one of the world’s leading young adult literary agencies, to develop their debut children’s novel.


  • Location: Emerson/Paramount Center Mainstage
  • PigPen Theatre Co. 
  • Series: Pioneer Family 
  • Ages: All Ages 
  • Running Time:  100 minutes with no intermission