Charlotte’s Web (1994)


May 19-21, 27-28, 1994


Community Players Theatre

A Theatre for Young People Production


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.

Author: E.B. White-Adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette

Historian’s Corner

The final show of the 1993-1994 season was the Theatre for Young People revival of “Charlotte’s Web.” This show was first performed in the 1986-1987 season. The McLean County Community News gave high praise to this production. During this production the opportunity to buy season tickets early and save $5.00 was again offered to our patrons.