The third episode of our podcast where we talk about a new play over a piece of cheesecake.
By Kimberly Lew (Playwright/Blogger) with Erin Salvi
In our third installment of Kim and Erin Eat Cheesecake (And Talk About That Show They Just Saw), we eat a slice of red velvet cheesecake from Pasticceria Rocco in the West Village and discuss The Old Man and the Old Moon, a new show by the PigPen Theatre Company that is currently playing at the The Gym at Judson. The Old Man and the Old Moon is a multimedia play with music that tells the tale of an old man who must set aside his duty of filling the moon with light in order to embark on an epic journey to find his wife, who has sailed away in search of a mysterious song.
In a haunting production featuring PigPen's trademark aesthetic full of shadow puppets, found objects, folk music, and spirited performances, this play was a wonderful example of how the power of storytelling, particularly on the stage, can transcend genre, budget, and the limitations of the physical world.Tune in to episode three above, and go out and see The Old Man and the Old Moon, which is running until January 6th. (Warning: this podcast will contain spoilers)
* Logo design by Gabriella Miyares
* Music: "Bremen" from PigPen's debut LP of the same name. Buy it here.
KIMBERLY LEW is a playwright with two published one-act plays for high schools, as well as full-length Searching for Candi (co-written with Gabriella Miyares), which debuted at Mt. Holyoke college. Her latest play, Other People's Children, was recently featured as a part of The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's new works reading series and was a semi-finalist for the 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference. She also created/manages the Emerging Musical Theatre blog. www.kimberlylew.com
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ERIN SALVI is a Brooklyn-based writer who enjoys theater, drinking
copious amounts of coffee, rocking out to David Bowie, and thinking
about the space-time continuum. Her writing has been featured in The
Expeditioner and My Dog Ate My Blog.
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