PULLMAN, Wash. — Pullman’s Summer Palace will hold open auditions for its
children’s theater production of “Charlotte’s Web” Saturday and Sunday,
June 3 and 4, on the Washington State University campus. The tryouts will be
held from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Auditions continue from 2-4 p.m.
on Sunday. All tryouts are planned for Daggy Hall’s Wadleigh Theatre.
Auditions are for anyone 5 years old and older, including adults. Rehearsals
will be held in the mornings beginning June 5. Performances are set for July
13-16 at Daggy Hall.
The Children’s Literature Association named “Charlotte’s Web” “the best
American children’s book of the past 200 years.”
“Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of author E.B. White, has created a
play that captures the work in a thrilling theatrical presentation,” added
Summer Palace Director George Caldwell.
The production includes all the enchanting characters: Wilbur, the irresistible
young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who
understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat
who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the
Arables; and the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be a true friend
and a good writer.
Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the miracle of
her web in which she writes, “Some pig.” It’s the beginning of a victorious
campaign, which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most
important to Charlotte.
Questions about the children’s production can be directed to the WSU
Theater Program office, 509/335-7447.