Weekend Showcase: Stages Theatre spins “Charlotte’s Web”
The wonderful onstage chemistry between Wilbur and Charlotte is just one reason to see Stages Theatre Company’s production of “Charlotte’s Web.” The show plays now through October 21.
A Children’s Favorite
Stages Theater has brought another children’s favorite tale to life onstage.
“I really love this book,” says director Jeannine Coulombe. “This was the first book I read from cover to cover to cover when I was seven years old.”
The author E.B. White wrote “Charlotte’s Web” in 1952. The story follows a girl named Fern and her pig, Wilbur. When Wilbur learns the future of pigs on a farm, his friend the spider Charlotte spins up a plan to save him. She writes words about Wilbur in her web.
“I think the message is treat others how you want to be treated,” says Soren Miller, who plays Wilbur. “For Charlotte, she kind of gives everything to Wilbur. She kind of sacrifices her entire life just trying to keep him alive.”
The story has a happy ending, but is a little bittersweet.
“I think it hits real human emotions and that’s really the brilliance of E.B. White,” says Coulombe. “He took animals and we feel the human emotions through the animals.”
Weekend Showcase Reporter Neil Pursley gives the show rave reviews. “The onstage chemistry between Wilbur and Charlotte is wonderful and all the characters are cast perfectly,” says Pursley. “If you’ve read the book, you will most definitely enjoy Stages Theater’s performance of “Charlotte’s Web.”
“ Charlotte’s Web” is onstage now at Stages Theater in Hopkins through October 21st. For showtimes and ticket info go to the Stages Theater website.