Musical. Book by June Anderson. Music by Larry Kirwan. Arrangements by Edward Kortis.
Cast: the cast count is with doubling and gender flexible. Rafferty Rescues the Moon tells the story of Rafferty, a young Irish boy who sets out to rescue the Moon, which has been swallowed by the terrible Great Fish. Rafferty is accompanied on his heroic journey by Spider Murphy, a panicky poet, and the bombastic Finbar Bat. The trio are confronted by a host of otherworldly creatures from Irish folklore, including Olivia, who just might be a witch; Boneless, a ghostly wraith of the boglands; and Mergatroyd the Merrow, a slippery sea sprite. Rafferty must use his wits, as well as his heart, to rescue the Moon from the bottom of the Slaney River and return her to her home in the sky. Unit set with additional elements for scene changes. Approximate running time is 1 hour.