'Charlotte's Web' weaves its way to Purdue

January 27, 2014  

Charlotte's Web

Charlotte's Web
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Theatreworks USA's "Charlotte's Web" will come to Purdue's Loeb Playhouse at 3 p.m. Feb. 16.

This performance, presented by Purdue Convocations, also includes a free preshow activity at 2 p.m. where ticket holders can make a spider and other crafts in the Stewart Center West Lobby.

"Charlotte's Web" is based on E.B. White's story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte - who together work to take charge of Wilbur's destiny. Charlotte 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 also ensures his place on the farm forever. Featuring farm animals both madcap and endearing, this tale explores bravery, selfless love and the true meaning of friendship.

The performance lasts approximately 60 minutes and is recommended for ages 5 and older.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933, 800-914-SHOW or online through http://www.convocations.org/tickets.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres. Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712, aeeddy@purdue.edu

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