Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Winsome pig makes good in Folsom

In a stage adaptation by Joseph Robinette, “Charlotte’s Web,” by the versatile E.B. White, charms kids and adults.at Folsom’s Stage Nine. It brings us the story of a sweetly innocent piglet named Wilber. Though the threat of slaughter hangs over his head, he’s rescued by Fern, daughter of the farmer, who wins him a reprieve. Sent to live with the Zuckermans, friendly neighboring farmers, Wilber’s befriended by a goose, a gander, a sheep, a lamb–and, to a limited extent, a gluttonous rat.

But his greatest champion is Charlotte, a lovely spider who dazzles all with words of praise for Wilber, written into her web. Wilber repays those who helped him by a winning appearance at a fair.

For details and a full review, go to http://www.villagelife.com/story.php?id=692.0.

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