Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Charlotte's Web Spins into Atlanta!

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25
Zuckerman’s Famous Pig Brought to Life at Center for Puppetry Arts

Everyone’s favorite friendly spider and barnyard crew are heading back to the city April 10 - May 25 for all generations to enjoy their tale of friendship.

E.B. White’s timeless story, Charlotte’s Web, will wow guests at the Center for Puppetry Arts with its heartwarming wisdom as Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur the pig by using her wits, words and webs.  With the help of some of the barnyard’s most colorful residents, including Templeton, the gluttonous rat, this family favorite shares the enduring message of how friends can work together to overcome adversity.

Adapted by Joseph Robinette and directed by Jon Ludwig, Charlotte’s Web features a variety of puppetry styles performed by skilled puppeteers Dolph Amick, Brian Harrison, Reay Kaplan, Amy Sweeney, and Tim Sweeney.  All of the puppets, props, and scenery bring the iconic illustrations from the book to life on stage and were created onsite by the Center for Puppetry Arts’ talented staff. 

Recommended for ages four and up, Charlotte’s Web is presented in the Mainstage Theater April 10 - May 25.  

Show times are as follows:

·         Tuesday- Friday: 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.      
·         Saturday: 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.
·         Sunday: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
·         The Center is CLOSED on Sunday, April 20.

Tickets include museum admission and entrance to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or To-Go Kit), where children can make their own Charlotte the Spider marionette to take home with them as a reminder of their barnyard adventure.

Charlotte’s Web is produced by special arrangement with DRAMATIC PUBLISHING, Woodstock, Illinois


The Center for Puppetry Arts is supported in part by: Fulton County Arts Council • City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs •
Isdell Family Foundation • Aetna Foundation •The Wish Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta • PNC •
The Coca-Cola Foundation • WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project • YP • Regency Suites Hotel • For a complete list of the Center’s major supporters,

Center for Puppetry Arts® is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Major support is also provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The Center is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre; Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ); and International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.

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