‘Charlotte’s Web’ on stage
The Old Opera House Theatre Company’s Summer Youth Theatre, sponsored by the Charles Town Kiwanis is presenting Charlotte’s Web on Friday and Saturday, July 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and July 28 at 2:30 p.m.
The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, 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.
Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children and students. Call the Old Opera House Box-office at (304) 725-4420 for reservations