Based on the beloved children's novel by E.B. White, “Charlotte's Web” has all the enchanting characters on display in the live stage play.
Based on the beloved children's novel by E.B. White, “Charlotte’s Web” has all the enchanting characters on display in the live stage play: 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 saves Wilbur.
“This is an adorable play about friendship,” said director Sandy Brinkman. “It has been very rewarding to watch the cast and crew take on a children’s play.”
Lead actors, Liv Nelson and Isaac Huiras, spend a lot of time on stage and enjoy their roles. “My favorite part of playing Charlotte is having a strong, motherly character to play,” said Nelson. “As a senior, I strive to guide my fellow cast mates on and off the stage. What I hope people will take away from the show is the value of friendship and spreading kindness.”
“My favorite thing about playing my character, Wilbur, is being able to empathize with everything and everyone around me,” said Huiras. “It's a children’s play, so I am always over-the-top. I want the audience to be very entertained and excited for our performance.”
Performances are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m., in the Sleepy Eye High School Auditorium. Tickets are available to purchase one hour prior to each performance.