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Unlikely Alliance Yields Powerful Life Lessons in
‘Charlotte’s Web’ at Kelsey Theatre Nov. 1

10/10/14


West Windsor, N.J.  – Young audiences will learn moving lessons of friendship and love delivered by a most unlikely duo – a spider and a pig! – as Theatreworks USA presents the heartwarming musical “Charlotte’s Web” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre.  Performances are on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is conveniently located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. 

Theatreworks' production of "Charlotte's Web" is based on E.B. White's tender tale of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops!

Charlotte, a fine writer and true comrade, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman – she will create a "miracle." Spinning the words "Some Pig" in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution that not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever.  This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

Based in New York City, Theatreworks USA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theater company for youth and family audiences.  Since 1961, the company has enlightened, entertained and instructed more than 90 million people in 49 states and Canada.

Tickets for “Charlotte's Web” are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333.  Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.

For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the 2014-15 season, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure, visit:

Kelsey Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Information
Kelsey Kids Playshops

The friendliest spider ever! Pictured, clockwise from top, are
Donna Michelle as Charlotte, Rhett Ransom Pennell as the
farmer and Robert Chew as Wilbur. Photo by Jean-Marie Guyaux.
Pictured in "Charlotte’s Web” are, top from  left, Rhett Ransom
Pennell, Larissa Paige Kokernot and Cullen Douglas; bottom from
left, Robert Chew and Fred Mailiszewski.  Photo by Jean-Marie Guyaux.

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