Charlotte's Web on Stage at Wheelock Family Theatre
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In this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama set in the Bronx in 1964, Sister Aloysius, the principal of a Catholic school in the borough, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects that young newcomer Father Flynn has sexually abused the school's only black student. As she wrestles with her doubts, she questions an idealistic young nun and the mother of the alleged victim, perhaps changing them forever. The 2008 film adaptation, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Viola Davis and Philip Seymour Hoffman, earned Oscar nominations for all four actors. This gripping drama about suspicion, scandal and the elusiveness of moral certainty stars Karen MacDonald. Learn More
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This is a great play to bring any child that has read the book, or even kids who haven't. I wouldn't suggest anyone under 6 going (unless they can sit still for long periods of time). The cast was great and the story line was driven across...continued
By Joseph Robinette, based on the book by E.B. White
Directed by Jane Staab
Scenic design by Matthew Lazure
Lighting design by John Malinowski
Costume design by Lisa Simpson
“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
Funny, touching, and true, Charlotte’s Web is a story of beginnings, endings, and beginnings again. It follows Wilbur from his perilous runthood all the way to the bright lights of the County Fair. Idealistic Fern Arable; Templeton the rascally rodent; and that wise weaver of words Charlotte A. Cavatica each has an important role to play in his success. Friends can emerge in the most unlikely places—and the power of friendship can work miracles. In his writing for young people, E.B. White neither talks down to them nor alters his style. He remembers vividly his own youth and knows that children are deeply curious about some of life’s most profound questions. White’s animal characters, drawn carefully from his own keen observations of the natural world, also grapple with profound questions. As one reviewer wrote, “There’s not much in the book Charlotte’s Web. Only love, death, courage, hate, beauty, friendship, fear, revenge—just everything in life.”
Cast: Merle Perkins* as Charlotte, Bob Saoud* as Wilbur, John Davin* as Templeton, Grace Brakeman as Fern, with Harold Withee*, W. Yvonne Murphy*, Gerard Slattery, Monique McIntyre Brown*, Wesley Taylor*, Sarah Kindelberger*, Dan Reulbach, Samantha Boucher, Emily Eldridge-Ingram, Emily Sheeran, Whitney Sanford, Drew Hawkinson, and Tadesh Inagaki.
*Members of AEA