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Theatre to offer free ‘Charlotte’s Web’ performances

Theatre to offer free ‘Charlotte’s Web’ performances Theatre to offer free ‘Charlotte’s Web’ performances

Hayswood Theatre will perform its adaptation of E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web” on the Corydon town square. The free shows will be Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., however, the Corydon theatre will accept donations to help fund the program.

Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets as seating will not be provided. Masks are requested to be worn, and social distancing is encouraged between families. In case of inclement weather, the performance will continue if it is a light rain, but will cancel if anything more.

Water and individually bagged popcorn will be available to purchase.

The cast, which was selected late last winter with production scheduled for April, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, is practicing and will perform the entire production with face shields on due to health regulations.

Cast includes Olivia Spencer as Fern Arable, Gary Crockett as John Arable, Mary Lewis as Martha Arable, Maggie Howard as Avery Arable, Rick Pauley as Homer Zuckerman, Molly Howard as Edith Zuckerman, Cameron Howard as Lurvy, Emmaline Real and Amelia Allen as Wilbur, Kathleen Allen as Templeton, Lily Hamilton as Charlotte, Gabriel Petri as Photographer, Nathaniel Jones Sr. as Reporter Announcer, and Maxwell Jones and Charlotte Anderson as Baby Wilbur. Acting as farm animals and fairgoers will be Asa Milliner, Cora Broom, Lila Howard, Izzy Lewis, Victoria Anderson, Zoe Shiner, Maggie Robbins and Chloe Hatchell.

The performance is directed by Suzanne Allen, and the artwork is done by Katie Hamann.