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The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles

Adapted by Melissa Pfeiffer-Lampl and Andrew J. Lampl from the book by Michelle Cuevas illustrated by Erin E. Stead

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles has a job of the utmost importance: to open any bottles found at sea and make sure that the messages are delivered. One day the lonely Uncorker opens a party invitation - but there's no name attached. The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles puts audience members at the center of this heartwarming mystery leading us all to a celebration of friendship and community. 

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Lindsey Keller, Macaroni Kid

“If you have the opportunity to take your kids and family to see The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles, do it!... When we left, I asked my daughter if she had fun and I got a resounding yes! and when she woke up the next morning, she asked if we could go see the show again.”

Creative Team and Production History

The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles was commissioned by Filament Theatre. It premiered at Filament Theatre in Chicago, IL in April 2018.

Scenic Design: Amy Gilman

Costume Design: Emily Waecker

Lighting Design: Carley Walker

Sound Design and Original Music: Timothy McNulty

Stage Management: Caroline Foulk

Original Cast: Chris Acevedo (The Uncorker), Michele Stine (Little Mew), Molly Bunder (The Soprano and Others), Olivia Jackson (The Baker and Others), LaShone Kelly (The Girl in Green and Others), and Nico Fernandez (The One Man Band and Others). Understudies: Daniella Rukin and Tia Pinson.

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