By by Joseph Robinette
Directed by William Subach
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. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give you and your family a great feeling of enchantment.
Produced by Oregon Straw Hat Players at Rome Corners Intermediate School, 1111 South Perry Parkway, Oregon, WI
Performances: March 27-29, 2009
Performance Times: Fri., March 27 at 7:30 p.m., Sat., March 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. March 28 & 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $8 students/seniors and $10 adults
Call 608-835-9126 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Auditions will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 24 and 25 at Rome Corners Intermediate School, 1111 South Perry Parkway, Oregon. You may arrive any time between 2pm and 4pm. If there are a lot of people please be prepared to be patient and wait. Auditioners will read from the script and may be asked to do some improvisig or some movement.