Sept. 3, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pima Community College Theatre Arts presents the heartwarming family play The Trumpet of the Swan
what: PCC theatre arts presents The Trumpet of the Swan
where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85709
when: October 2-13, public performances Fri.-Sat. at 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. at 2 p.m., (school matinee performances Wed.-Fri. at 10 a.m. Pre-registration by phone is required, 206-6986) ASL interpreters available Oct. 11.
special events: Family Play Date Sept. 28, 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre, free
Scout Theatre Adventure Night Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Discount tickets for girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders, along with post show activities.
general admission: Tickets are $8 with discounts for groups of 10 or more- www.pima.edu/cfa
Tucson, Arizona--Pima Community College Theatre Arts launches the 2013-2014 season with the uplifting family production, THE TRUMPET OF THE SWAN adapted by Joseph Robinette, based on the book by the renowned children’s author E.B. White. Directed by Mickey Nugent. Families will love this courageous, moving story of love, friendship and triumph over a disability. Louis is a swan born without the ability to make a sound. Deeply concerned for his son’s well being, Louis’ father steals a trumpet from a music store to give his son a voice. Louis goes out into the world searching for a way to pay back his father’s debt. He meets a young boy named Sam who teaches him to read and write. Louis eventually overcomes his shyness and travels to many new places. Through his many adventures he overcomes his fear of being different, makes new friends, discovers his talents and falls in love.
Director Nugent chose this play not only for the wonderful story by E.B. White, author of “Charlotte’s Web” and “Stuart Little,” but also for its underlying message of courage and determination. He remarks, “I think the best stories have heart and this story of the young swan Louis is both touching and inspiring. Louis is a doer and a survivor. I want the kids in the audience to not only enjoy the laughs and sweet family values, but also to know that everyone has the ability to persevere and conquer their fears, disabilities and inabilities.” The play appeals to all ages, and Nugent hopes to inspire not only the young people, but also the adults in the audience.
FAMILY PLAY DATE, a free community event Sat., September 28 from 9-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre, features activities, treats and a sneak preview scene from The Trumpet of the Swan.
Scout Theatre Adventure Night is Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Includes discounted tickets ($6) for girl scouts, boy scouts and their leaders, an onstage Q&A session with the director and cast after the show and a chance to get autographs.
A photo call for the media is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Director Mickey Nugent is available for interviews: call 520-661-8052 (cell phone) or e-mail email@example.com.
The Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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