January 10, 2020 at 7pm

January 11, 2020 at 2pm

January 11, 2020 at 7pm

Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by E.B. White.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Run Time: 50 minutes plus intermission

Family-friendly and fun for all ages!

All the enchanting characters from the classic children's book are here:

Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher;

Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other;

Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed;

the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.”

Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.


Production Team


Director ... Josiah Arnett

Stage Manager … Abby Lybarger
Set Crew Heads … Emma Fisher & Hayleigh Wankowski
Props Crew Head … Brooke King
Costume Crew Heads … Angelia Purdie & Laura Schmechel
Hair & Make-up Crew Heads … Emily Gomez-Ponce & Brenda Sarpong
Light & Sound Crew Head … Caden Mulvey
Publicity Crew Heads … Ashley Davis, Breyla Rhymes, & Sarah Thrapp




Fern Arable (a young girl) … Alexandra Lessmiller
John Arable (her father) … Hayleigh Wankowski
Avery Arable (her brother) … Lena Vallejos
Mrs. Arable (her mother) … Grace McCain
Homer Zuckerman (her uncle) … Alx Robinson
Lurvy (a hired hand) … Sarah Thrapp
Wilbur (a pig) … Kimani Moore
Templeton (a rat) … Julia vonFahnestock
Charlotte (a spider) … Emma Fisher
Goose (farm animal) … Breyla Rhymes
Gander (farm animal) … Brooke King
Sheep (farm animal) … Kailah Augustine
Narrator … Marcellus Young
Reporter (Mr. Carter) … Laura Schmechel
Uncle (a pig) … Nate Hales
1st Spectator … Cyris Soto
2nd Spectator … Emily Gomez-Ponce
Judges … Laura Schmechel & Olivia Schmechel
President (of the Fair) … Abby Frazier
Baby Spider (off-stage voice) … Emma Fisher



Keeley Bryant
Victoria Davidson
Jay Edwards
Max Fisher
Sebastian Fisher

Ethan Garcia
Blessing Gyasi
Nate Hales
Nah’Jayha Hatcher
Ray Ismail
Christine Johnson 
Aubrey Kocen
Khaila Rabb
Christian Reid 
Alx Robinson
Karly Sargent
Olivia Schmechel
Cyris Soto
Kyler Tryon
Lena Vallejos
Aaron Veal 

Lexi Wankowski


Directed by Ashley Davis, Breyla Rhymes, & Sarah Thrapp


Special thanks to Melanie Beus for our production photos.

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