MS FALL PLAY, CHARLOTTE'S WEB, NOV 16 & 17
Friday, November 16, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Friendship elevates the life of a humble pig in this radiant adaptation of E.B.White's classic text. Holton Middle School students present Joseph Robinette's adaptation of "Charlotte's Web" in the Diana Coulton Beebe Black Box Theater on Fri., Nov. 16 and Sat., Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. There will also be a school performance at 2:00 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 15.
Fern Arable (Carson Browne '24) saves the life of Wilbur the pig (Jules Rudzki '24) and nurtures him from a scrawny runt to a robust swine. Wilbur is then transferred to the Zuckerman farm where his sunny personality inspires Charlotte the spider (Katherine Yoon '23) to weave words into her web advertising his greatness. This miracle of nature eventually earns Wilbur a spot at the County Fair. If he can win a blue ribbon he'll earn a permanent spot in the barnyard and never again need to fear the frying pan. E.B. White's classic story is set against the backdrop of one fleeting Maine spring and summer when a girl and her beloved pig both come of age, and a spider makes the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of her friend.
Drama Director Elizabeth Zitelli leads an ensemble of 21 actors. Jesse Shipley has designed the costumes that take us down on the farm. Assistant Technical Director Joe Staub has designed the set and together with Mark Robinson, has led the Production Tech students in its construction. Trevor Fanning helps direct the musical interlude. Mary Grant serves as lighting designer. Claire Rossin provides backstage management. Anna Sophia Steinki '20 and Josephine Stark '20 act as assistants to the director.
Featuring student performers: Elsa Bell, Talia Berl, Lila Brody, Carson Browne, Claire Buchanan, Divya Divarkanda, Sydney Denecke, Sophia Hall, Elena Laguna, Audrey Magruder, Paloma O'Leary, Ella Owens, CJ Piervincenzi, Izzy Smith, Sascha Rhein, Avery Rudge, Jules Rudzki, Margaret Sussman, Rachel Tielking, Katherine Yoon, Anneka Zimmermann
Tech Crew: Cate Coetzee, Caroline Serenyi, Josie Reed, Alina Ahmad, Sophia King
Guest Artists: Mary Grant (Lighting Designer), Jesse Shipley (Costume Designer)
Student Artists: Adriana Gross (Poster Art), Aoife Bane (Guitar)
Faculty: Elizabeth Zitelli (Director) Joseph Staub (Set Design) Mark Robinson (Technical Direction) Trevor Fanning (Musical Director) Claire Rossin (Backstage Management)