Woodstock Arts’ Youth Spotlight program is presenting the stage adaptation of “Charlotte’s Web.”
The classic children’s book is brought to life on stage with all its beloved characters -Fern, Wilbur, Templeton and of course, Charlotte.
The story about holds a special place in director Zach Roe’s heart.
“This show in particular is a memory I cherish,” said Roe. “When I was ten, this was my first show I did with a theatre. Not only that, it was the first show of many that I did with my Dad. It helped cement my love of theatre, which led me to where I am today, and created a tradition of performing with my Dad that lasted till I went off to college. It’s the show that started it all!”
Even though “Charlotte’s Web” was originally published in 1952 “it has certainly aged well,” Roe said.
“The simple yet meaningful way it presents itself has made it accessible and easy for anyone to enjoy,” he said. “More than that, its lessons of growing up and self-discovery have only grown more relevant over time. We all want to be thought of as ‘Terrific’ and ‘Radiant!’”
“Charlotte’s Web” is on stage Nov. 11-20 at the Woodstock Arts Theatre in Downtown Woodstock for only two weekends. It is recommended for all ages and runs just over an hour.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays
Tickets are on sale for $16 — $18 at woodstockarts.org and $18 — $20 at the door.