Bethel University Genesians Presents Charlotte’s Web Mar. 9

by | Feb 23, 2024

Bethel University Genesians presents Charlotte’s Web, adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette and author E.B. White, Mar. 9 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Everest-Rohrer Chapel/Fine Arts Center—Auditorium on Bethel’s campus.

The Genesians are Bethel’s traveling drama troupe. With over 50 years of performances, the group is one of Bethel’s longest-standing traditions. Fostering a love of theatre in a Christ-centered atmosphere is at their core. By traveling and performing at area schools, they build relationships early with the next generation of Bethel Pilots.

Tickets are $5 for adults, seniors, students and children 12 and under. Bring your whole family along for an adaptation of the work that the Children’s Literature Association has named “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years”!

All the enchanting characters will be there: 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 students a time of enchantment.

Purchase tickets at BethelUniversity.edu/CharlottesWeb or call the box office at 574.807.7080, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5 p.m. For more information on upcoming theatre events, visit BethelUniversity.edu/Theatre.