Last night MomMomOnTheGo and crew headed out to Granville Island to see the Arts Umbrella performance of Charlotte’s Wed at the Waterfront Theatre.
We were all pretty excited to see this play as my Little One’s class had just finished reading and doing projects on Charlotte’s Web, so it was perfect timing for us to head on down and see the play.
Here are the details of the play as per Arts Umbrella:
Written by Joseph Robinette
Performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe
Directed by Susanne Moniz de Sá
The story about an irresistible young pig named Wilbur; a girl, Fern, who understands what animals say to each other; a rat, Templeton, a gluttonous character who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family, the Arables, the animals, and, most of all, an 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. This beautiful, knowing play about friendship will enchant audiences of all ages.
Show times: May 20 @7pm, May 21 @ 2pm
The performance runs again at 2 pm on May 21st, which is later this afternoon on the day I am writing this review, so if you are reading this, the morning of May 21st, head out and see Charlotte’s Web with your little ones. The tickets are affordable, the play is only 45 minutes long so kids will be able to sit through it, and there are a number of humorous parts in the play.
My daughter who is 10 years old loved the play. There were a number of other kids in the audience that were younger than my daughter who were enjoying the play so much that they were giggling out loud and commenting so much that the entire audience could hear them and thought it was cute and funny.
My interpretation is that the play is aimed at the younger crowd. The content follows the original story and is put together in a condensed version of a 45 minute play that even the younger kids seemed to have no trouble sitting through.
The performances were awesome by many of the actors and actresses. We especially loved Charlotte. The actress that played Charlotte did an amazing job and was even presented with a scholarship from Arts Umbrella at the end of the performance. Great job Charlotte, I wish I knew your real name to give you personal credit.
Here is a glimpse into – Arts Umbrella’s Charlotte’s Web…..
We have gone to a number of performances by Arts Umbrella over the years and they are always well done. If you get a chance, I would recommend checking one out. You can find out more about Arts Umbrella by visiting them here…
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided tickets for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.
Photo Credit: Arts Umbrella
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