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The Trumpet of the Swan

By Joseph Robinette
An adaptation of the book by E.B. White

Directed by Shelley Bolman

October 23 – November 22, 2015

The Trumpet of the Swan is the story of Louis, a trumpeter swan who can’t trumpet—or even communicate vocally, for that matter. But when his father presents him with a trumpet and a young boy named Sam helps him learn to read and write, Louis slowly overcomes his shyness and the fear of being “different.” Louis’ many adventures take him to Camp Kookooskoos where he becomes the camp bugler, to the Boston Public Gardens where he is the featured attraction, and to the Philadelphia Zoo where he meets an assortment of intriguing characters both animal and human. Later, Louis is compelled to fly to Montana where he must right a wrong for which he feels responsible, and, finally, he returns to his birthplace in Canada where he and his new bride, Serena, will raise their own family of trumpeter swans.



Sam Beaver – Danny Bolton*
Young Sam – Sebastian Wood
Louis – Elbert Joseph
Cob – Jaime Carrillo*
Cygnus – Caroline Lawton*
Serena – Jordan Clark
Watson/Lucky – Cliff Odle*
Mr. Brickle/Grain Man/Game Warden – Danny Bolton*
Mrs. Hammerbotha/Judge – Charlotte Peed*
Sam’s Mom/Mrs. Tettlebaum – Kippy Goldfarb*
Miss Plum/Boatwoman/Zookeeper – Margaret Clark

TEEN ENSEMBLE – Samil Battenfield, Ceci Cipullo, Kai Clifton, Natalie Hall, Hope Johnson, Emma Kahn (trumpeter), Charlotte Palmucci, Gabrielle Popa, Arianna Reith, Jeraldy Rivera

YOUTH ENSEMBLE – Will Bourne, Maggie Brousal-Glaser, Ailinn Capitani, Sachie Capitani,  Eva Chapuran, Ben Choi-Harris, Jackson Daley, Molly Greenwold, Owen Lonergan, Ava Kathryn Lyons, Georgia Odle-Perkins, Meera Parekh, Lily Joy Park, Patricia Plunkett, Madison Prowda, Camille Puma, Michelle Rallo, Grace Schifilliti, Ilana Schwartz, Antonio Weissinger, Maggie Woods

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


 Director – Shelly Bolman
Set Designer – Mac Young
Choreographer – Patricia Manalo Bochnak
Lighting Designer – Annie Wiegand
Costume Designers – Lisa Simpson, Kaitee Tredway
Props Designer – Marjorie Lusignan
Sound Designer – Roger J. Moore
Production Stage Manager – Emily Hart*

*Denotes Member of Actors’ Equity Association


Behind the Scenes

The Trumpet of the Swan - Trailer

E. B. White’s award-winning story is inspired by the natural world and our own very human need to connect and to communicate. Watch the trailer below. Purchase your tickets TODAY!

Posted by Wheelock Family Theatre on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wheelock’s voiceless swan charms with his trumpet.

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The stage never sees a dull moment…

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Behind the Scenes

First Rehearsal

Cast at First rehearsal