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‘Charlotte’s Web’ coming to Ansonia Theatre

Rebekah Forsyth and Cleve Baxley rehearse a scene in "Charlotte's Web" at the Ansonia Theatre. Contributed photo

WADESBORO — The Ansonia Theatre in Wadesboro is putting the final touches on its production of “Charlotte’s Web.”

Written by E. B. White in 1952, it tells the story of a friendship between a farmyard pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte.

Wilbur is a spring pig, and he is distressed to learn that he is being fattened for slaughter in the fall. Charlotte resolves to save Wilbur. Through the friendship between Charlotte and Wilbur, White explores themes of death, loyalty, and friendship.


Director Tommy Wooten has assembled a cast of 30 to bring this beautiful show to life. Cleve Baxley stars as Wilbur, Paige Mercer as Charlotte, Rebekah Forsyth as Fern, Chipper Long as Templeton, Robert Graves and Karen Johnston as Goose and Gander, Ayla Perkins and Jeremiah Forsyth as Sheep and Lamb.

The rest of the cast include Gracilee Bricker, Lela Chaney, Abbey Moree, Drew Forsyth, Regina Forsyth Hawk Forsyth, Glenn Caulder, Ann Crescitelli, Jacob Moree, Ashley Gathings, Donnie Lewis Katrina Hilson, Landon Keziah, Escher Tallman, Eden Tallman, Allie Smith, Malachi Forsyth, Harper Helms, Surely Hilson, Stella Howell, Johnsie Powell, Landon Scarborough, Ava Sleeper and Georgia Tolley.

The show runs May 5-14, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at ansoniatheatre.com

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