The Old Man and The Old Moon

written by PigPen Theater Company

Directed by Jonah Godfrey

In this original folktale, the Old Man has been the sole caretaker of the moon for longer than either he or his wife can remember. When she is drawn away across the sea by an elusive memory of their shared past, the Old Man must give up his post in order to follow her. The Old Man and the Old Moon is a sea-faring epic that spans apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep, and, most of all, an old man’s struggle to confront change. Influenced by Celtic folklore and sea shanty, the show features original folk music and shadow puppetry.

This is an all-ages show, suitable for anyone who has a sense of humor and delights in the whimsical.

Come see the play!  Showtimes are July 19, 20, and 26 at 7:00 pm, and July 21 and 27 at 2:00 pm. If you have questions, send an email to  The box office opens an hour before curtain time. The theater is open seating. 

This production is supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Commission through Local Cultural Council grants, and produced through an arrangement with Broadway Licensing.

For twenty  years the Ashfield Community Theater has produced high quality plays performed by regional actors and enjoyed by thousands of audience members from all over southern New England.

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Above: Set-building, costuming, and rehearsing for the The Old Man and the Old Moon, opening at the Ashfield Town Hall Stage on July 19, 2019, directed by Jonah Godfrey. Photos by Theo Gabriel.