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Adults: $15

Youth (18 & younger): $10

October 7, 2022 at 4:30pm

October 8, 2022 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm

October 9, 2022 at 2:00pm

$15 Adults, $10 Youth (18 & under)
20% discount for groups of 10 or more

By Joseph Robinette

Everyone’s favorite pig joins his farmyard friends to weave an unbelievable tale in this heartwarming stage adaptation of the beloved E. B. White book. When Wilbur the pig’s trip to the butcher seems imminent, a clever and skillful spider named Charlotte becomes determined to save him with “radiant” and “terrific” messages displayed in her web. This poignant and delightful play about friendship and bravery will remind us all about the miracle often found in the simplest of things. 


Age Recommended: Most enjoyed by children 6 and up.

Approximate Run Time: 60 minutes, no intermission



  • Wilbur is called a “weakling”.

  • Animals use the word “kill,” stating that the Zuckermans want to kill Wilbur for food

  • Templeton calls Wilbur’s name “tacky.”

  • Wilbur uses the words “guns” and “knives” when he thinks the Zuckermans want to kill him

  • It is implied Wilbur will be turned into bacon or ham.

  • The word “fat” is used towards Wilbur and the judges.

  • Charlotte implies that she is dying with phrases like “It is the last word I shall ever write”, “I won’t ever see my children”, “In a day or two, I’ll be dead”


Themes and Situations:

  • Friendship

  • Loss of a loved one

  • Many of the scenes center around wanting to save Wilbur from being killed or sold by the Zuckermans

  • Mentions and instances of death with the goslings and Charlotte


Potential Scary Moments:

  • Mild onstage scuffle between Avery and Fern

  • Charlotte passes away at the end of the play; Charlotte waves goodbye to Wilbur and returns to her web and no longer moves as she has passed

  • Charlotte is a spider and at one point mimes eating a bug


Other Cautions/Advisories:

  • Avery is shown carrying an air rifle and a wooden dagger

  • Templeton makes a gesture across his neck insinuating that Wilbur will be killed

  • Gander shows that one of his eggs was a “dud” and wasn’t able to hatch. Templeton asks to keep it, and it later gets broken by Avery and Fern

Charlotte's Web

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