Charlotte's Web | Broadway Playhouse | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Fridays-Sundays. Continues through Aug. 17 2014
Price: $16-$24
Emerald City Theatre's expertly done production of E.B. White's beloved book reminds me why this tale endures. After Fern (Avery Moss) saves a pig named Wilbur (Liam Dahlborn) from slaughter and he's sent to a farm, he befriends a lovely maternal spider, Charlotte (Tosha Fowler). Other barnyard friends include the charming Goose (Laura A. Harrison) and Gander (Jay Mast), Templeton the Rat (hilarious Erik Strebig), and the wise Sheep (Jeremy Pfaff). Many of the actors double as musicians, the banjo, fiddle, guitar, and cello providing a backdrop that's funny, folksy, or elegaic as needed. White's story ends (as you likely know) with bittersweet hope and surprise; it's worth revisiting its moving treatment of friendship, memory, and the cycle of life. —Suzanne Scanlon
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