OSWEGO – The Oswego Children’s Theater will present E.B.White’s classic children’s story “Charlotte’s Web the last weekend in July and the first weekend in August at two different venues.
The show is suitable for all ages.
“Charlotte’s Web” tells the tale of a young pig, Wilbur, who is saved from the slaughterhouse by means of an ingenious spider, Charlotte.
Eudora Welty a famous writer in her own right described the story this way, “The book is about friendship on earth, affection and protection, adventure and miracle, life and death, trust and treachery, pleasure and pain, and the passing of time. As a piece of work it is just about perfect, and just about magical in the way it is done.”
The production features a large cast of area youth including, Cheyenna Gordon as Charlotte, Dovavin Powless as Wilbur, Maya Loomis as Templeton and Niyah Burlingham as Fern.
Other cast members include Madeline Loomis as the Narrator, Ava, Evan Roddy and Luke Jones as the Arable family, Trystan Connally and Caroline Gray as the Zuckermans.
Also appearing are Madeline Loomis as the Narrator, Tatianna Fultz as the Goose, Harley Loomis as the Gander, Abigail LeReau as the Sheep, Madison Wilson as the Lamb, Shae Penny as Lurvey, Journey Gerard as the Reporter, and Madison Neville as the Photographer.
“Charlotte’s Web” is directed by Gary Smith and Tom Nunez, assisted by Samantha McAuslin as the stage manager.
Kelly Mosher and Wayne Mosher Jr. will act as the show’s producers.
The play was adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette and is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing inc.
The production is slated to be performed on July 29, 30 and July 31 at 2 p.m., at the New Haven Congregational Church located on Route 104 East between Oswego and Mexico.
A second weekend of performances will be presented, on August 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and August 7 at 2 p.m. at the Oswego Youth Center at Fort Ontario Park in Oswego.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.
For reservations or information call 315-532-8349.