The Old Man and The Old Moon, an upcoming show at East Dallas Arts, will feature a live band, shadow puppetry and choreography, all performed by a young cast.
Out of Line Concepts is presenting the show, which is inspired by Celtic folklore. It runs Aug. 11-14 at East Dallas Arts, which was established in 2017.
Here’s a description of the presentation:
“Partially narrated by the mysterious sailor and passionate storyteller, Matheson (Hayden Elliott), The Old Man (Adam Koch and Davis Chen) must refill the moon’s light as it slowly leaks out each night. When his wife (Arabella LaFond and Diana Wolfe) sets off on an unexpected journey, he abandons his duties and travels across land and sea in search of her. He joins a haphazard crew of sailors who help him along the way. The crew consists of Mabelu (Elora McLeod and Bee Falcone), a sailor with a good sense of humor and the best of intentions; Callahan (Ayden Lacey and Pyro Divoky), an ardent sailor who never loses a fight; Lewellyn (Tilda Grace), the youngest and somewhat naive spirited sailor; and Cookie (Phoenix Clasby), an unhinged cook who may or may not be afraid of fire. Along his journey he is also helped by the witty and unconventional aeronautical engineers, Solomon (Audrey Webb) and Bartley (Romir Bose).”
Tilda McSpadden, 17, is director. Band and technical direction will be by 17-year-old Hayden Elliott, a junior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. All cast members are ages 15-20.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and at 2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Tickets are $15.