A fully staged outdoor adventure!
Directed by Keely Kurtas-Chapman
Stage Manager Kirsten Peninger
June 21, 22, & 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Alum Creek Park Amphitheatre
221 West Main Street, Westerville
Free lawn seating (donations accepted)
Halli Ackley, Ashton Boyd, Liz Bratt, Mia Doron, Sarah Gainey, Dan Griscom, Kate Hawthorne, Alicia Hoffman, Kate Hofmann, Mackenzie Joseph, Courtney Lingnofski, Mia Lingnofski, Ryan Long, Tony Ludovico, Rosalyn Makofsky, Lexi Probasco, Mia Salopek, Ashley Schuliger, Kelsey Schuliger, Maggie Wertz, & Alex Wettrich
The beloved children's book by E.B. White has been transformed into a play by Joseph Robinette. It tells the story of a young pig on the Arable family farm who is saved from slaughter. That pig, named Wilbur, tries to make friends with everyone at his new home on the Zuckerman Farm and finds comfort with his closest new friend, Charlotte, a spider. Charlotte repeatedly saves Wilbur by writing words about him in her web.
Suitable for audience of all ages.
Presented with sponsorship from Westerville Parks & Recreation
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In the Spotlight
8 OCTA Awards, State Invite for 'Wendy Darling'
Curtain Players and its excerpt of Wendy Darling flew away with eight awards Saturday June 2 at the Ohio Community Theatre Association Central Regional Festival.
The presentation also won an invitation to stage the excerpt at OCTA’s state conference in Worthington during Labor Day weekend.
Curtain Players was among seven OCTA Central Region member theatres at the daylong event at Kenyon College’s The Hill Theatre in Gambier.
Heather Schultz received an Outstanding in Direction Award.
Two members of the Wendy Darling creative team – Neil Aring and Tasha Neneth – received Excellence in Set Design and Costuming awards, respectively.
The Wendy Darling actors – Randy Benge, Elizabeth Harelik, Brian N. Henry, Mackenzie Joseph, Jeff Kemeter, Megan Lear, and Cody Schmid – received an Outstanding Ensemble Performance Award.
Four actors were recognized for individual performance: Outstanding in Acting to Cody Schimd (as Peter Pan); Excellence in Acting to Elizabeth Harelik (Wendy Darling) and to Randy Benge (Captain Hook); and Merit in Acting to Jeff Kemeter (Smee).
The Wendy Darling team for the OCTA festival included Wendy Brinker (stage manager), Cory Baker and John Maassel (lights and sound, with Baker handling the Tinkerbell effect), and Mary Benge (props). Sarah Joseph, Jeanine Joseph, Booth Muller, and Carrie McCain were on the set construction and painting crew.
At OCTA’s regional festivals, member theatres stage scenes from plays presented during their recent seasons. A panel of responders evaluates the presentations, offering constructive criticism and recognizing achievements in acting, direction, and stagecraft. At least one theatre company at each regional event receives an invitation to take the excerpt to OCTA’s state conference Labor Day weekend.
Wendy Darling is a new script by New York playwright Ira Hauptman. Curtain Players presented the first-ever fully staged production of Wendy Darling in September 2017. In this darkly comic version of the Peter Pan story, Wendy's mother sets in motion a journey that threatens to change her family forever.