Saturday, December 07, 2019
“THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON,” an adult fantasy at Dobama
Billed as a “play with music, “THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON,” which is now on stage at Dobama, tells the tale of an old man who has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he or his wife, the Old Woman, can imagine.
Unfortunately, his wife disappears and the old man must abandon his duties of filling up the moon with liquid light to cross the seas to search for her.
The journey takes him to the sea, to a war, and like the Biblical Jonah, into the belly of a giant fish. Ghosts, animals and an assortment of other oddballs accompany him on a trek that is sometimes comical, sometimes melancholy, sometimes tedious. Eventually, the old man and his wife are reunited and the moon continues to shine.
“OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON,” runs through January 5, 2020 at Dobama, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights. Call 216-932-3396 or http://www.dobama.org for tickets.
Next up at Dobama: SKELETON CREW, a Dominique Morrisseau play, in its Cleveland premiere from January 24-February 16, 2020.