EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSActing And Puppetry Combine For Capital H.S. Show
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Reported by: Kennie Bass
Videographer: Troy Morgan
Web Producer: Kennie Bass
Reported: Oct. 12, 2013 3:27 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 12, 2013 3:32 AM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Adapted from the classic and beloved children's book, "Charlotte's Web" on the stage contains the same lessons as its source material. Friendship, loyalty and never giving up. The friendship between a pig bound for slaughter and the spider who sames him has been treasured for decades.
"When I was younger I had read the book and seen the movie," Amanda Maynus (Charlotte) said. "My mom is a big fan of 'Charlotte's Web'. I think a lot of the older generation really love it because it was more for their time. But I've had to become more familiar with it now that I'm playing this character. And I understand more of the moralistic aspects of it, like loyalty and sacrifice."
Capital's production uses puppets to portray some of the barnyard creatures who populate the story. But even with fantastic talking animals and arachnids, the heart of "Charlotte's Web" remains the bond between friends and the lengths they will go for them.
"I love creating that fairytale story that I used to listen to when I was younger," Nadye Menkin (Wilbur) said. "And I'm excited to be that character that they all love and know. So,.I was hesitant at first but it's a great experience."
For the past several years, Capital High School's fall production has been geared for younger viewers. It's a way to introduce them to theater and perhaps spark an interest that will eventually land them on the stage.
"Every year in the fall we always try to do a children's show to draw the children," director Kristopher Corbett said. "Get our elementary schools to come and encourage not only consumers of the arts but we want the kids to get involved in the arts early. So that when they come to me they are ready and raring to go to take theatre."
"Charlotte's Web" presented by Capital High School
1500 Greenbrier Street, Charleston
October 12 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $10, Students $6, Children 5 and under free
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