Students spin ‘Web’ on stage for audiences

By Adam Quandt
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A variety of barnyard animals played by Mayer Lutheran students pile on one of the play’s main characters, Wilbur the pig. (Adam Quandt/The Patriot)

A children’s book classic is coming to the stage with the help of students at Mayer Lutheran High School.
Joseph Robinette’s adaptation of E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” will be performed three times on the Mayer Lutheran stage, beginning on Friday, March 17.

“It’s just a great story,” director Alan Holasek said. “It’s something everyone can relate to.”

Holasek said the rather large cast of students will perform the play almost completely true to the book.

“It will include a variety of deep themes, including the over-arching topic of the circle of life,” Holasek said. “I really think people will be able to connect to all of the characters in one way or another.”

“Charlotte’s Web” will be performed at 7 p.m. on March 17 and 18, and again at 2 p.m. on March 19. All performances will take place in the auditorium at Mayer Lutheran High School, lcoated at 305 Fifth St. NE in Mayer.

Tickets will be available at the door and will cost $10 for adults, $7 for kids and will be free for Mayer Lutheran students.