The heartwarming classic “Charlotte’s Web” will be presented by East Tennessee State University’s Division of Theatre and Dance in the Bud Frank Theatre. Performance dates are Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., April 10-12 (Monday – Wednesday), at 10 a.m. and Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m.
The story, written by E.B. White and adapted by Joseph Robinette, tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with Charlotte, a barn spider. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur in her web to persuade the farmer to let him live.
The “Charlotte’s Web” cast features ETSU student Jessica Vest as Charlotte and Charles Clark as Wilbur, along with Rachel Lawson, Tyler Mitchell, Vianna Isbister, Jonathon Bolden, Luke Walker, Nifemi Moronkeji, Eulalah Prater, Whitney Bates, Taylor Hutchison, Aimee Robinson, Gracie Fulghum, Chelsea Josey and Andrew Barnes.
The show is directed by ETSU faculty member Cara Harker, with Raven Ramirez as stage manager, Reagan James as assistant stage manager, Delbert Hall as scenic designer, Melissa Shafer as lighting designer, Erin Teaster as lighting technician, Dustin Lawson as costume designer, Karen Brewster as costume design advisor, Taylor Hutchison as properties master, Courtney Spencer as audio technician, Zach Olsen as technical director, Audrey Hammonds, Tyler McMurray and Grace Arrowood as wardrobe assistants, Richard Jackson and Isaline Humphreys as carpenters and Beth Skinner as costume shop supervisor.
The show will feature aerial dance elements as well as live Old Time music and is appropriate for the entire family. Some performances are already sold out. Tickets are $5 for youth, students, and ETSU faculty and staff (with ID) and $10 for general admission. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.etsu.edu/cas/comm_perform/theatre/boxoffice.php or call 423-439-6524.