A PLAY Conservatory Project | April 8-17, 2011
Fridays @ 7.30pm | Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm | Special School Time Shows, Tuesday, April 12 @ 10am and 12 noon
All Tickets $10
To purchase tickets for Charlotte’s Web School time performances on April 12 (10am or 12 noon), please download this form and contact the box office.
Adapted by Joseph Robinette; based on the book Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American
children’s book of the past twohundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship.
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