Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for the play, Charlotte’s Web, Tuesday September 28 from 5- 8 pm.  Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. Charlotte’s Web will be directed by Samantha Chappell. The production will run for live performances November 12 through November 21 with streaming options also available.

Audition participants need to prepare to read from a provided script in small groups. Audition sides and forms will be available September 8 at the front desk of the Community Arts Center. Those wishing to audition may call 910-251-1788 to set up an audition group time. All roles are available. TACT’s artistic director encourages youth with all levels of experience to audition. All are welcome! To keep crowds low, please do not enter the building until it is your time to audition.

Synopsis:

The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: 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, most of all, 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. This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give your actors a great opportunity and your audience an evening of enchantment.

Available Roles:

Fern Arable, a young girl

John Arable, her father

Martha Arable, her mother

Avery Arable, her brother

Homer Zuckerman, her uncle

Edith Zuckerman, her aunt

Lurvy, a hired hand

Wilbur, a pig

Templeton, a rat

Charlotte, a spider

Goose

Gander

Sheep

Lamb

Spiders

Reporter

Photographer

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