Charlotte's Web opens young audience sunday series at Fairfield University's Quick Center
Published 12:41 pm, Thursday, October 7, 2010
Theatreworks USA's production of Charlotte's Web, opens the Quick Center for the Arts' Young Audience Sunday Series with two shows at Fairfield University on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is $15 adults and $12 children. The Young Audience Sunday Series is an Arts & Minds presentation.
Based on E.B. White's loving classic story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, a cast of five actors portrays the familiar and loveable characters that include Templeton, the rat and Fern and Homer in this hour-long play by Joseph Robinette with incidental music by Jeffrey Lunden.
Wilbur has a problem; how to avoid ending up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman -- she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution, which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but also ensures his place on the farm forever.
This treasured tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.
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