The 2018–2019 Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre continues this spring with Charlotte’s Web. The closes on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Performances of Charlotte’s Web are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for Arkansas Arts Center members or $12.50 for non-members.
Wilbur the piglet is the runt of his litter. But under the loving care of eight-year-old Fern Arable—and due in no small part to the delicious and plentiful slops on her Uncle Homer’s farm—Wilbur grows up into a fine specimen of a pig. Pink and plump and so polite.
Yep. Wilbur is no ordinary pig, and thanks to the acrobatic web-writing of his friend Charlotte, a kindly barn spider, the world soon learns just how “terrific” and “radiant” he is. But Charlotte’s greatest gift to Wilbur goes beyond just flattering words spun in a web. Through this gentle creature, he experiences the true meaning of responsibility, friendship, and loyalty. Come join in this heart-warming barnyard adventure and marvel at the wonder of Charlotte’s web.
Charlotte’s Web is based on the book by E. B. White. It was adapted by Joseph Robinette. The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Webis directed by Katie Campbell. Bradley D. Anderson is the Artistic Director. Original music was composed by Lori Isner, set design by Vandy Scoates, costume design by Erin Larkin, properties design by Cathleen Brignac, and lighting design by Mike Stacks. Rivka Kuperman is the stage manager. Charlotte’s Web is produced with special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois
The cast includes:
- Harper Keith of Alexander as Fern Arable
- Jared Thomas Kneip Gibson of St. Louis as John Arable and Gander
- Beck Hudelson of Little Rock as Avery Arable
- Paige Carpenter of Little Rock as Mrs. Arable and President of the Fair
- Braxton Johnson of Texarkana as Homer Zuckerman
- Stephen Jones of Little Rock as Lurvy and Judge at the Fair
- Walt Wenger of North Little Rock as Young Wilbur
- Anthony McBride of Benton as Adult Wilbur
- Mark Hansen of Little Rock as Templeton
- Verda Davenport of Little Rock as Charlotte
- Mackenzie Holtzclaw of North Little Rock as Goose and Judge at the Fair
- Georgeann Burbank of Benton as Sheep and Judge at the Fair
- Bethany Post of Austintown, Ohio as Uncle Pig, Reporter and Mrs. Carter
- John Isner of Little Rock as Narrator
Darby Haddock, Kennedy Laster, and Reese von Storch are Baby Spiders. Via Benjamine Gahi, Isabelle Marchese, and Dylan Sykes are the ensemble.