Special Events

The Wheelock Family Theatre holds a variety of special events throughout the year—celebrating key holidays, important milestones and influential people. Check back often as we add new events, including those for our current season.

Upcoming Events

Theatre Espresso

Justice in Action! A free event sponsored by Theatre Espresso

 

Please join us for Justice in Action Day on September 27 at 2:00 pm at WFT.

The day will feature a performance of Theatre Espresso’s interactive play Uprising on King Street: The Boston Massacre and will honor Juliette Kayyem for her significant contributions to the civic education of young people.

In government, the academy and journalism, Juliette Kayyem has served as a national leader for civil rights, justice and America's security. From being a civil rights attorney in the Clinton Administration advocating for access to educational institutions for girls and minorities, to her Pulitzer nominated series in the Boston Globe urging the Pentagon to end its combat exclusion rules against women, to her push for comprehensive immigration reform in the Obama Administration, Kayyem has consistently advocated for the rights of all.

UPRISING ON KING STREET: THE BOSTON MASSACRE

What are the responsibilities of a military force sent to occupy a foreign land? Is violence ever necessary to keep the peace? What role does class play in the administration of justice? On March 5, 1770, what started as a group of boys taunting the British guard quickly escalated into a riot. British soldiers then fired into the crowd, killing five of the protesters. The people of Boston demanded justice and the killings became a precipitating event of the Revolution. Theatre Espresso explores the circumstances that led to this tragedy and recreates the trial of the commanding officer, Captain Preston. As jurors, the audience explores the events of the Boston Massacre through the eyes of ordinary men and women who were instrumental in shaping American history.

For additional information, or to R.S.V.P., please contact Kortney Adams at 617-879-2148 or Kortney@theatreespresso.org.

WFT Open House

Opening Our Doors: WFT Open House

 

On Monday October 13 at 11:00 am, WFT’s teen troupe, the Story Troupers, will present an original show based upon a selection of children’s literature. Led by instructors Grace Napier and Sophie Rich, "The Troupers Move It! Move It!" features adaptations of Bounce, Brave Irene, The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story, The Louds Move In!, Score One for the Sloths, Stretch, Three Cheers for Tacky, Today I Will Fly!, and Wiggle. Appropriate for the young and the young-at-heart!

WFT’s Story Troupers performance is preceded by tours of the stage from 9-11am.

Celebrate the rich history of Boston’s Fenway Cultural District and join us for this Columbus Day tradition. Opening Our Doors is an open house and free for all; for other organizations participating in this event, please visit the Fenway Alliance!

For additional information, please contact the box office at 617-879-2300 or email tickets@wheelock.edu

Wizard of Oz FUNdraiser

WFT’s FUNdraiser: MGM’s The Wizard of Oz

 

Friday December 26 and Saturday December 27 at 1:00pm.

Skip on down the Yellow Brick Road to the Wheelock Family Theatre for an end-of-year FUNdraiser; we’ll be showing the classic MGM film, "The Wizard of Oz"! But with WFT’s creative flair, this family friendly event is more than just the film, there will be costumed characters, surprise performances, and interactive games. See the movie beloved by generations on the big screen! A wonderful way to spend an afternoon with your family!

Seating is limited and reservations are encouraged. Suggested donation for the FUNdraiser: $20/adults and $10/children.

For additional information, please contact the box office at 617-879-2300 or email tickets@wheelock.edu

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For Our 2014-2015 Season

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Thank you so much, for yet another wonderful performance. And also for so much more than that. It's hard to express from a parent's perspective how much my son has grown these last few years. His life in the theatre - particularly, somehow, these two musical weeks you put on every summer - have given him strength and purpose and poise. We are so very grateful. 

- Eric

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