THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES
Based on the best-selling book by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead; Adapted by Andrew J Lampl & Melissa Lampl
Dates: April 22 – June 3, 2018
Times: Saturday @ 11am & 2:30pm; Sunday @ 2:30pm
Price: $12 – $17.50
Contact: Boxoffice@Filamenttheatre.org; (773) 270-1660
Address: 4041 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641
Friends of all ages are invited to a beachside party to experience the heartfelt whimsy and captivating wonder of The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. Once again, Filament Theatre has created an environment where kiddos and their adults can play together as they enter a world eloquently drawn with sadness and celebration.
Run time: TBD; Audiences are encouraged to stay up to 45 minutes after the performance to continue playing and exploring the themes of the show.
All ages are welcome. Stay tuned for specific content advisories.
Praise for The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles:
TIME Top 10 Children’s Books of 2016
People Magazine Best Children’s Books of 2016
School Library Journal Best Books of 2016
Boston Globe Best Books of 2016
“Cuevas’s prose is laden with gems . . . gorgeous sentences as precious as the messages themselves. Beauty shines through a fog of sadness…” —The New York Times Book Review
“Readers will find both consolation and encouragement on every visit to this emotionally resonant, evocative story.” —Kirkus, starred review
“Stead’s characters exude an endearing vulnerability and quirky charm. . . . A perfect pairing of text and art. Share this quiet story with your wishers and dreamers.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“The underlying message about learning to see the worth of every person is a treasure.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Written by Michelle Cuevas and illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Adapted by Andrew J Lampl & Melissa Lampl
with original music by Tim McNulty
Directed by Julie Ritchey
Costume Designed by Emily Waeker
Set / Space Designed by Amy Gilman
Lighting Designed by Carley Walker
Music Direction by Tim McNulty
Production Stage Management by Caroline Foulk
THE UNCORKER OF OCEAN BOTTLES
Written by Michelle Cuevas, Illustrated by Erin E. Stead
Text © 2016 by Michelle Cuevas, Illustrations © 2016 by Erin E. Stead Dial Books for Young Readers/Penguin Young Readers Group
Filament is holding an educational class associated with The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles where students will create their very own adaptation inspired by the story.
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles: Stories from the Sea
April 23 – May 21; Mondays from 4:45 – 6:00pm
Performance Date: May 21 at 6:00pm
(Ages 6-11) Min: 4 Max: 15
The kindly Uncorker of Ocean Bottles needs your help! Mysterious messages have washed-up on shore, and our team of story collectors must find their owners! Dive in as you explore the ocean and all it’s mysteries. Explore and expand upon the themes and characters in Filament’s world-premiere production, then create your own messages, characters, scenes, and stories for a special performance on the Filament stage. Class members have the unique opportunity to work with Filament’s professional actors and teaching artists before performing on the amazing sandbox set specially built for The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. Tuition includes a free ticket to The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles. Learn More…
School field trips are available. Please click here for more information.
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles is sponsored in part by Redfin. Visit our supporters page to view all 2018 supporters.