First Things

The Old Man and the Old Moon

Jan. 28–Feb. 6, WMU Theatre

A love story, a seafaring epic and a parable about facing change all come together in the musical The Old Man and the Old Moon, being presented by Western Michigan University Theatre.

The show, created by PigPen Theatre Co., follows the story of The Old Man, sole caretaker of the moon, whose wife is drawn away by a mysterious melody. To find her,

The Old Man must decide between duty or love. He chooses the latter, which takes him on a seafaring adventure encompassing apocalyptic storms, civil wars, leviathans of the deep, cantankerous ghosts and the fiercest obstacle of all: change.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28–30 and Feb. 3–5 and 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in WMU’s Gilmore Theatre Complex. Visit for ticket prices and purchasing information.