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‘Charlotte’s Web’ on stage

By Staff | Jul 26, 2013

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