The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling presentation. All the characters you remember 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 the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer,” and many, many more. 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 campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte. This is a beautiful play about friendship that is truly enchanting.
Director Christine Brewer has assembled a wonderful group of young performers to being the enchanting tale to the Old Opera House stage, including Madison Malin, Katie Cisar, Addison Jackson, Lindsey Jennings, Jenna Kennedy, Abbey Lesznar, Ethan Mason, Charles Casey, Brianna Rinaldi, Daniel McGrath, Ethan Gottlieb, Claire Mason, Adam Venham-Carter, Tyler Panzarella, Grace Rish, Daisy Mason, Nikki Zuleger, Gianna Montagliani, Jami Hartman, Olivia Kilbane, Loren Coles, Baylee Carmickle, Hannah Lee, Cassidy Rucker, Mason Harner, Gabrielle Koller, Trystyn Koller, Abigale Evers, Ryan George, Christian Gottlieb, Savannah Harner, Helena Radford, Eli Viands, Alecia Fishman, Natalia Rushinsky, Caroline Brewer, and Madison Lavigne.