Play by PigPen Theater
Directed by Julia Deter
Presented on the Main Stage
The Umbrella invites adventure lovers of all ages to set sail with us on a high-energy, family-friendly epic that combines live, narrative folk music, puppetry, and theatrical effects for a unique, fantastical theater experience!
Theater Mirror's Tom Boudrot raves, "The music is excellent...shadow puppetry used to great effectiveness... lighting is stylish and inventive....All the artists acted, played instruments and sang wonderfully in ensemble" to produce "plenty of laughs and musical numbers to amuse and delight all ages"!
The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he (or his wife, the Old Woman) can remember. When she is drawn away by a mysterious melody sparking memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty (and routine) and love (and adventure). Luckily for audiences everywhere, he chooses the latter, and what follows is an imaginative sea-faring epic, encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep, and cantankerous ghosts, as well as the fiercest obstacle of all: change.
Directed for The Umbrella Stage Company by the award-winning Julia Deter, who previously helmed Umbrella favorites including Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ragtime, Singin' in the Rain, and A Chorus Line.