Children’s Theater Presents Charlotte’s Web

Pictured: Maddie Mastriana (Fern), Sydney Gross (Charlotte), Bella Howard (Wilbur)
Pictured: Maddie Mastriana (Fern), Sydney Gross (Charlotte), Bella Howard (Wilbur)

Staff Report

A classic tale spins its way into Downtown Milford: Second Street Players Children’s Theater proudly presents E.B White’s Classic Charlotte’s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette on October 7th, 8th, and 9th. Friday and Saturday night curtain is at 7pm and Sunday curtain is at 1pm. All performances will be held at the Riverfront Theater 2 S. Walnut Street, Milford, Delaware, 19963.  Friday night is a special family night tickets are “Pay What You Can” and Saturday and Sunday tickets are $5 for children 17 and under and $10 for adults 18 and over. Tickets can be purchased at the door all seats are general admission. For more information visit our website at secondstreetplayers.com

Charlotte’s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette based on the book by E.B. White.  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. The costumes and unit set may be quite simple—it’s the story and relationships that make the show-  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 friendship.

Co-Directors Bill Walton and Joshua Gross with Assistant Director Teresa Busche bring this classic tale to life. The talented cast of actors range in age from 6 to 40+. Everything that you love about this story comes to life right in front of your eyes. Watch how the most unlikely pair of animals become life long friends and the sacrifices that they would do for each other. Every second of this show will bring you back to your childhood days of reading Charlotte’s Web. This show will bring smiles to kids and adults of all ages. Follow this  heart warming  story  of love and friendship until the last curtain falls. The Second Street Players shine in this beloved classic.
Don’t miss this great show October 7th, 8th, 9th. Friday night is a special family night tickets are “Pay What You Can” and Saturday and Sunday tickets are $5 for children 17 and under and $10 for adults 18 and over. Tickets can be purchased at the door all seats are general admission. For more information visit our website at secondstreetplayers.com

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