Hastings College theatre to produce ‘The Old Man and The Old Moon’

The Old Man has kept his post as the sole caretaker of the moon for as long as he can remember, but when his wife is drawn away by a mysterious melody that sparks memories of their shared past, the Old Man must decide between duty and routine or love and adventure.
A poster with a moon and outline of an old man. Promoting the show "The Old Man and The Old Moon."
Luckily for the audience in “The Old Man and The Old Moon,” 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.

The show is a musical, and in addition to performing the show, the cast plays many of the musical parts.

The Hastings College Department of Music and Theatre performances of “The Old Man and The Old Moon” are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 9, 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. in Scott Studio Theater (806 N. Turner Avenue). The book, music and lyrics for the show are by PigPen Theatre Co.

Tickets are $8 and can be reserved by emailing tickets@hastings.edu. Performances are free to Hastings College students, employees, Crimson Connection members and Bronco Stampede pass holders.

“The Old Man and The Old Moon” by PigPen Theatre Co.

DirectorSarah Nottage-Tacey, director of performance for visual arts and theatre
Music DirectorDr. Brett Epperson, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities


  • The Old Man — Max Blankenship of Queen Creek, Arizona
  • The Old Woman/Young Woman — Maggie Price of Bellevue, Nebraska
  • Matheson — Morgan O’Neill of Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • Llewellyn — Brooke Jorgenson of Orleans, Nebraska
  • Mabelu, Fine Lady, Patron, Piano Player — David Udlock of Castle Rock, Colorado
  • Callahan, Butcher, Ben, — Claire Fuqua of Woodland Park, Colorado
  • Captain & Music Pit Boss — Kendall Greene of Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Cookie, Ghost Singer — Angie Amaya of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Rooster, Perry & Solomon — Jordan Parker of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Clerk, Bartender, Rebel 1 — Kaley Waite of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Mickey & Bartley — Casper Campbell of Columbus, Nebraska
  • Boatswain 1, Rebel 2 — Jaden Suhr of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Dog & Boatswain 2 — Janison Majors of Superior, Nebraska
  • Pianist — Maggie deFreese of Holdrege, Nebraska
  • Bass — Dr. Byron Jenson, emeriti professor of music


Stage Managers

  • Lindsey Pratt of Denver, Colorado
  • Aynsley Brink of Omaha, Nebraska

Costumes, Hair and Makeup

  • Audrey Weeks of Hastings, Nebraska
  • Hailey Gifford of Eagle, Colorado
  • Anya Myers of Overland Park, Kansas
  • Tessa Pedersen of Columbus, Nebraska


  • Ayla Kephart of Chadron, Nebraska
  • Kierra Spurgeon of Omaha, Nebraska


  • Turner Griffin of Grand Island, Nebraska
  • Alex Schmidt of Smith Center, Kansas
  • Morgan Ashcraft of Limon, Colorado
  • Isis Abou El Ghiet of Denver, Colorado


  • Maddie Kamler of Shickley, Nebraska
  • Noah Sullivan of Centennial, Colorado
  • Sam Wise of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Abby Hardesty of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Marissa Ruiz of Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Brandon Bruns of Hastings, Nebraska

Box Office

  • Fayth Brudvig of Nelson, Nebraska
  • Saige Patocka of Brainard, Nebraska


  • Mary Baum of McCook, Nebraska
  • Rachel Radloff of Omaha, Nebraska

Hastings College is a four-year residential college that focuses on student academic and extracurricular achievement. Discover more at hastings.edu.


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