Monday, September 14, 2009

Stage 9 Theatre opens “Charlotte’s Web”

From Stage Nine Theatre in Folsom:

What: “Charlotte’s Web”
Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White
Directed by Allen Schmeltz
Playing September 18 – November 8
Times: Saturday & Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (Note: Special opening on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 with a reception with the cast following the show.)
Tickets: $15 general, $12 seniors & SARTA, $12 children
Reservations: Call (916) 353-1001
Stage 9 Theatre
717 Sutter Street
Historic Folsom 95630

Details: The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation.

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 that gives the audience a theatre experience filled with enchantment.

For further information contact Allen Schmeltz at or (916) 646-9459.

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