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 and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters 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, 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.
The life lessons embedded in the story provide a story map to growing up in a world that can sometimes be a little bit scary. We hope that the audience will walk away with the understanding that each of us is ‘radiant’ and ‘terrific’ in our own way. The play reminds us to be humble, to never underestimate small things, that change isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and that true friends are never forgotten.
Performances are November 9th and 10th at 7:30 and November 11th at 3:00 in the Celina Education Complex Auditorium.