Old Sturbridge Village Set to Present The Charlotte’s Web Experience

Sunday, April 08, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Charlotte's Web
Old Sturbridge Village is set to present The Charlotte’s Web Experience.

The experience will run from July 5 to August 26 with tickets going on sale on Saturday, April 14.

"I am tickled pink to return to Old Sturbridge Village after the smashing success of The Sleepy Hollow Experience. Producing a reinvented version of Charlotte's Web set in a timeless New England era in the milieu of Old Sturbridge Village is an incredible creative opportunity. Our cast of six storyteller-musicians will breathe new life into this beloved children's classic, while cows, pigs, working farmers, and oxen stroll past along with all the experiential elements at the Village,” said director Brian Clowdus.

The Play

The 50-minute play is held outdoors adjacent to the Freeman Farm, a working farm that raises sheep, cattle, pigs, and chickens, and where costumed historians and farmers demonstrate the daily life of a New Englander in the 1830s.

"The Freeman Farm at Old Sturbridge Village is the perfect setting for Charlotte's Web," said James Donahue, President and CEO of Old Sturbridge Village, "and we are delighted to partner yet again with Brian Clowdus Experiences to infuse this beloved children's tale with new energy and excitement. The museum's interpretation of everyday life in 1830s New England mirrors the play's timeless themes of friendship, love, hard work, and perseverance, and we invite families to use this story as the thread that connects them to a past that still resonates today."

The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte's Web "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 theatrical presentation.

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