“It is not  often that someone comes along who is a true friend
and a good writer.  Charlotte was both.”

Photo by Greg Mooney

A new production of “Charlotte’s Web,” staged by the Alliance Theatre as part of its family series, wins the hearts of its audience right from the start. This wonderful story of friendship and compassion proves appealing to kids of all ages, as well as to adults.
Last weekend, our family settled down to watch the one-hour show, and we were happy we had come. “Charlotte” captured our attention and never let it go. Under the direction of Rosemary Newcott, the lively cast does an amazing job of bringing E.B. White’s classic set-in-a-barn story to life.  By including acrobats, music and some special effects, this production easily holds the audience’s attention.  My family and I enjoyed the play very much.  What did my 5-year-old daughter like the most? “The costumes and the acrobats,” she says. She also loved watching the spider Charlotte spin her web and was always eagerly wondering what word Charlotte would spin next!
I highly recommend this production. I was a little surprised to hear the word “death” used in the script, but this ultimately turned into an opportunity to discuss this natural occurrence with our daughter.  The entire family agreed that this show nicely reveals the meaning of true friendship and the importance of working together to achieve a common goal.  
– Caren Davis Lightfoot

If You Go:

“Charlotte’s Web,” Alliance Theatre.
1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Through March 10, Sat. & Sun. March 2, 1 & 4 p.m.;  March 3, 9 & 10, 1 & 3:30 p.m.  
$35-$45, adults, $20 ages 16 and younger. Chldren 2 and younger can use a lap pass for $5.  click here.   
404-733-5000. Parking available at Woodruff Arts Center. 

Tips: There are no bad seats in the house. Be sure to save your playbill, which provides extra information about Charlotte’s Web and its author E.B. White

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