Based on the classic tale by E.B. White, the production tells the story of Wilbur, a piglet who wants to live a long life. But his animal friends on the Zuckerman farm know this won’t happen without their help. A plan is enacted by an extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who is determined to save Wilbur’s life. Proving to not only be a true friend but also a good writer, Charlotte weaves words into her web above Wilbur’s pen that declare him to be “some pig.”
Thus begins her campaign to promote the qualities of her pig friend and draw enough attention to him that he’s entered into the county fair for a chance at the blue ribbon that just might save his life. Wilbur learns a great deal from the wise spider, even after they return home from the fair.
John Vessels plays Wilbur, with Sally Scharbrough as Charlotte, Kennedy Martin as Fern, A.J. Morrison as Templeton, Ethan Litt as Homer and the sheep and Ian Frazier as the narrator and Gander.
The one-hour performances – designed for preschoolers through fifth-grades – take place at 10 a.m. most Fridays and at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. most Saturdays. Children have the opportunity to meet the cast after each show for pictures and autographs. Tickets are $15.50 and can be reserved by calling 872-9664.