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A story of
relationships with the enchanting characters from the book: Wilbur,
the irresistible young pig; Fern, a girl who understands what animals
say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat; the Zuckerman
family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider,
Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend.” Determined to save
Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web.
This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will provide
an afternoon or evening of enchantment.
Performance Dates: March 10th through March 26th, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
Director Ed Hayden is seeking the following:
5 or more Adult Males (Age 20+)
5 or more Adult Females (Ages 20+)
5 or more Youth Males (ages 9-19)
5 or more Youth Females (ages 9-19)
Character Gender/Age Range Description
A young girl who has a passion for animals. She has a
motherly nature and a big heart.
Fern’s brother who is very active. He loves to play and
Mr. Arable (John) Late 30’s – 40’s
Fern’s father who is a stern man set in his ways.
Mrs. Arable (Martha) Late 30’s – 40’s
Fern’s mother who always looks out for her family.
A pig who is sensitive and vulnerable and loves making
Homer Zuckerman – Fern’s Uncle30’s – 40’s
Fern’s uncle who lives nearby. He owns a farm and has
Edith Zuckerman – Fern’s Aunt30’s – 40’s
Fern’s aunt who is kind and honest.
Lurvy 20’s – 40’s
A worker at Zuckerman’s farm. He is active and
A rat – crafty and selfish, he collects and stores
bizarre odds and ends, only does things to help himself.
A spider who is true to her word and befriends Wilbur.
Goose / Gander Teen-Adult
Always together, both stutter, are protective of their
Goslings / Sheep / Lambs Youth – Teens
Barnyard animals, interact with Wilbur, friendly/curious
Narrators – must work well together, & respond
quickly to each other – very expressive
Large Pig, very arrogant, somewhat condescending to