Charlotte’s Web (2004)


May 14-16, 2004


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.

Based on the story by E.B. White, Dramatized by Joseph Robinette

Historian’s Corner

This “Theatre For Young People” production was the revival of the classic children’s play based on the E.B. White novel “Charlotte’s Web.” Due to the early finish of the season, the production of “Charlotte’s Web” was performed in May of 2004. The show had a five performance run and was well-received by the audiences. “Charlotte’s Web” had been preformed twice before at Players. The first production was during the 1986-1987 season, with the first revival during the 1993-1994 season.