Charlotte’s Web, Nov. 10 & 11–Tickets Avail at Door


Charlotte’s Web
November 10, 2017, 7:00pm
November 11, 2017, 2:00pm

Tickets

General Admission Tickets
Available at the Door

Adults / $10
Students & Seniors (60+) / $5

 

Synopsis

The Children’s Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and playwright Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of author E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling theatrical presentation.  The story finds the young farm pig Wilbur attempting to avoid a dire fate. Of all the barnyard creatures and human friends, Wilbur’s staunchest ally is Charlotte, a thoughtful spider who devises an intriguing plan to keep the gentle little swine out of the slaughterhouse.  As events unfold, we find that friendship, love, and sacrifice despite the cost is the central theme of Charlotte’s Web. Perhaps this theme can best be summed up at the end of the play in some of the last lines spoken between our two main characters.  When Wilbur understands that Charlotte’s life is the price he must pay to keep his own, he asks, “Why did you do all this for me?  I’ve never done anything for you.” Charlotte replies, “You have been my friend.” It is through the love and sacrifice of Charlotte that Wilbur is able to go on living, both in the beginning of the play and in its ending.  As Charlotte says, “That in itself is a tremendous thing.”