Charlotte’s Web (1987)

Performances

March 13-15, 1987

Venue

Community Players Theatre

A Theatre for Young People Production

Synopsis

“Charlotte’s Web” tells the story of Wilbur, an 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, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” 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 victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the book by E. B. White

Historian’s Corner

“Charlotte’s Web” was the fourth annual “Theater For Young People” production. The show received a very good review and the houses were sold out, making this production very successful. The only sad thing to report was that the show never had a traditional article or photo appear in the newspaper.

On the back page of the program appeared information about the Community Players and how one could get involved. There was also an announcement about next season’s special offering: An original script based on Ray Bradbury’s novel Dandelion Wine that had been written by Community Players’ own Megan Sebastian would be performed in October including school shows for high school students.

Cast