NEWINGTON, CT – Eighteen children from eight Connecticut towns will perform in the children’s classic CHARLOTTE’S WEB at NCTC Performing Arts Theatre on December 4, 5, and 6, 2009.
Based on the 1952 classic work by E.B. White, which the Children’s Literature Association named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” this enchanting adaptation by award-winning playwright Joseph Robinette captures the original story in a thrilling theatrical presentation. All the characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig; Fern, the loving girl who understands the animals; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who does an occasional good deed; the Zuckermans and Arables; the residents of the barn cellar; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be both “a true friend and a good writer.”
“Charlotte’s Web has been a favorite story for parents and children to share for decades,” said NCTC Executive Director Darren Farrington. “It’s a story that I loved as a child, that my daughter and I recently read together, and that NCTC is very excited to be bringing to our stage. This is truly a production for the entire family.”
The talented young cast is made up of eighteen children ranging in age from 8 to 14. They have come together from eight Connecticut towns: Newington, Farmington, Hartford, Simsbury, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, and as far as Fairfield. The director of the production is Jill Luberto, who is new to NCTC, but a veteran of children’s theatre in Connecticut.
CHARLOTTE’S WEB will be presented at NCTC Performing Arts Theatre, located at 743 North Mountain Road in Newington. Performances are Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, December 5 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, December 6 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children, students, and seniors. Special group rates and party packages are available. Shows often do sell out at this intimate space, so please call the theatre at 860-666-6282 to ensure there are tickets remaining.
For information about other programs and family entertainment at NCTC, visit the company’s website at www.nctcarts.org.