'Web' Info Night, Tryout Set

Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 5:07pm

Curtain Players and the City of Westerville Parks and Recreation Department for a third year will present a free outdoor theatre production in the Alum Creek North Park amphitheater.

This year’s offering is Charlotte’s Web, Joseph Robinette’s adaptation of E.B. White’s enduringly popular novel about the friendship of a pig named Wilbur and a friendly spider named Charlotte, whose web magic time after time saves Wilbur from a sad fate.

Meet Charlotte’s Web director Keely Kurtas-Chapman and learn more about the audition and the production at a script info session Thursday, February 22, from 6-8 PM at Westerville Community Center, 350 North Cleveland Avenue, Westerville.

An open audition (one night only) follows Sunday, February 25, at Westerville Recreation Program Center, 64 East Walnut Street, Westerville. (Use the door across from the Westerville Public Library entrance.) Registration begins at 6 PM with audition running from 6:30 to 9 PM.

Actors under the age of 18 will audition with adult actors. Curtain Players seeks actors ages 10 and older to fill from 15 to 30 roles (using 5-10 children and 10-20 adults).

Rehearsals for Charlotte’s Web are scheduled to begin Sunday April 29 for amphitheatre performances evenings June 14-16 and 21-23.

Kurtas-Chapman directed Curtain’s first amphitheater production, Robin Hood and the Secret of Sherwood, and served as co-producer for the second, Alice: A Variation on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Kurtas-Chapman directed The Cemetery Club, The House of Yes, and Dinner with Friends at Curtain’s Harlem Road playhouse. Kurtas-Chapman is resident director at Star Performance Academy in Columbus. She has a B.A. in Theatre from Kenyon College.