Old Hats, created and performed by Bill Irwin and David Shiner, with music by and featuring Nellie McKay, directed by Tina Landau


2003-04 Playwright-in-Residence Bill Irwin reunites with fellow clown David Shiner for a new work combining their inimitable magic, slapstick, and hilarity. Using music, technology, and movement, plus other tricks up their sleeves, Irwin and Shiner create another wild and remarkable outing of theatre for a new generation of audiences. Signature is proud to present this dynamic duo’s first collaboration since the smash Broadway hit Fool Moon.

Pictured above: Nellie McKay, David Shiner and Bill Irwin in Old Hats, created by David Shiner and Bill Irwin. Photo by Joan Marcus.
February 12 - June 9, 2013
Running Time
2 hours, with one intermission

The Irene Diamond Stage



Bill Irwin
David Shiner


Music by and Featuring
Nellie McKay
Scenic & Costume Design
G.W. Mercier
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design
John Gromada
Projection Design
Wendall K. Harrington
Wig/Make Up Design
Erin Kennedy Lunsford
Magic Effects
Steve Cuiffo
Production Stage Manager
David H. Lurie

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