CHARLOTTE'S WEB ON STAGE AT ECU

At top is Donna Michelle. In front are Robert Chew (left) and Rhett Ransom Pennell. Photo by Jean-Marie Guyaux.

You’ve read the book. You’ve seen the movie. Now come out and see “some pig” in person! East Central University presents Charlotte’s Web at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, performed by Theatreworks USA, in the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray

spider named Charlotte comes to life in “Charlotte’s Web.” Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid

winding up in the slaughterhouse. Enter Charlotte, a fine writer and a true friend, who assures Wilbur she will save him. Charlotte hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a

“miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever.

This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery,

selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

“Charlotte’s Web” is a play by Joseph Robinette based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by E.B. White with an incidental music score by Jeffrey Lunden. The scenic design is by James D. Sandefur, and the costumes are by Anne-Marie Wright. This 60-minute play is recommended for audiences age 5 and up.

Theatreworks USA began touring Charlotte’s Web in 1993 and it’s been one of their most popular productions since. Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under and can be purchased online at www.ecok.edu/FineArts or by calling 580-559-5751. They can also be purchased at the box office located in the David A. and Alma R. Lockmiller Lobby, 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday or one hour before showtime, depending on ticket availability.

The performance is being sponsored by the Oklahoma Arts Council and the ECU Foundation, Inc. Corporate sponsors include Communication Federal Credit Union, The Ada News, Score Broadcasting, Hampton Inn and Suites, Vision Bank, Santa Fe Cattle Co., Citizen’s Bank, ECU Bookstore, Vintage 22 and LaQuinta Inns and Suites.

Those who are season membership holders for the ECU Fine Arts Season can make it a dinner and show by presenting their passes at Rib Crib, Vintage 22 or the Santa Fe Steakhouse for a 10 percent discount on the night of the concert.

 

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