Epic Is Spinning "Charlotte's Web" This Summer
Epic Theatre Company is thrilled to kick off its 2019 Summer Season with E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web." The classic story of friendship and kindness is brought to life in a brand new adaptation and presented Epic's intimate blackbox theater.
"Charlotte's Web is one of my all-time favorite childhood books," says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli. "It's got such surprising depth and the language of it is lyrical. There's a really perfect balance there between humor and sadness that I think people of all ages can identify with when they watch it."
It's the story of Wilbur, a good-natured pig, who loves eating, enjoying his life on the farm, and talk to his best friend Charlotte, a spider. When Wilbur's life is threatened, Charlotte comes up with a plan to save her friend. The unlikely bond the two form will teach everyone around them about the fragility of life and the strength of compassion.
"We're excited to approach this story in our own unique fashion," says Broccoli, "We're known for our summer seasons, and we're all so ready to explore a different kind of story--one that every kind of audience member can enjoy."
"Charlotte's Web" runs for three weekends on Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm, beginning July 12th and going until July 27th. All performances will be at 50 Rolfe Square in Cranston, RI at the Artists' Exchange, home to Epic Theatre Company.
Adapted from E.B. White's Novel By karen Foster
Directed by Kevin Broccoli
Laura Ash Samantha Gaus Kerry Giorgi Ian Hudgins Ibrahima Tylar Jahumpa Ryan Leverone Vanessa Paige Justin Pimentel Sarah Quintiliani Betsy Rinaldi
Stage Manager: Theodore D'Atri General Manager: Megan Ruggiero Technical Director: Alexander Sprague Production Manager: Samantha Gaus Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi Artistic Associate: Melanie Stone Young Audiences Development: Angelique Dina Poster Design: Kevin Broccoli Photographer: Dave Cantelli
Friday, July 12th @ 7pm Saturday, July 13th @ 7pm
Friday, July 19th @ 7pm saturday, July 20th @ 7pm
Friday, July 26th @ 7pm Saturday, July 27th @ 7pm
Runtime: One Hour with No Intermission
$20 General Admission $15 Seniors $10 Students
To purchase tickets go to: https://www.artists-exchange.org/events
**Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.
***Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.