In the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre
by June Anderson
music by Larry Kirwan
directed & designed by Bob Flanagan & Akira Yoshimura
October 31, 1997 – January 5, 1998
It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Rafferty Rescues The Moon is the story of a young boy who sets out to rescues the Moon which has been swallowed by the terrible Great Fish. Rafferty is accompanied on his dangerous, heroic journey by a panicky poet named Spider Murphy, and the bombastic Finbar Bat. The trio are confronted by a host of otherworldly creatures for Irish folklore, including Olivia, who just might be a witch, Boneless, a ghostly wraith of the boglands, and Megatroyd, a slippery green Merrow. Rafferty must use his wits, as well as his heart, to rescue Moon from the bottom of the Slaney River, and return her safely to her home in the sky. All in a day’s work.