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Center for Puppetry Arts to spin ‘Charlotte’s Web’ tale
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April 09, 2014 02:24 PM | 4227 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown will present “Charlotte’s Web” Thursday through May 25.

Based on E.B. White’s book, the show for all generations is a tale of friendship as Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur the pig by using her wits, words and webs. With the help of some of the barnyard’s most colorful residents, including Templeton, the gluttonous rat, this family favorite shares the enduring message of how friends can work together to overcome adversity.

Adapted by Joseph Robinette and directed by Jon Ludwig, “Charlotte’s Web” features a variety of puppetry styles performed by skilled puppeteers Dolph Amick, Brian Harrison, Reay Kaplan, Amy Sweeney and Tim Sweeney. All of the puppets, props and scenery bring the iconic illustrations from the book to life on stage and were created onsite by the center’s staff.

Recommended for ages 4 and up, the play is presented in the Mainstage Theater. Show times are: Tuesday through Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m., Saturday at noon and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m. The center will be closed April 20.

Tickets are $9.25 for members and $16.50 for non-members. They include museum admission and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where children can make their own Charlotte the Spider marionette to take home with them as a reminder of their barnyard adventure.

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