Press Release - Charlotte's Web


Beloved Charlotte’s Web Opens South Coast Repertory’s 2014-15 Theatre for Young Audiences Series

COSTA MESA, CA, October 24, 2014. South Coast Repertory begins its 2014-15 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the literary classic, E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, adapted by Joseph Robinette. The heartwarming children’s fable about friendship and love, directed by Laurie Woolery, runs Nov. 7-23 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are available online at www.scr.org.

A pig was born. His name is Wilbur. And he is destined to become tomorrow’s bacon—until a spider with amazing skills hatches a plan. As she spins her unique web to give Wilbur’s life new meaning, a remarkable friendship is formed in a story that has delighted children and adults alike for more than 60 years.

Woolery finds herself right at home at South Coast Repertory—she got her start in theatre through SCR’s Theatre Conservatory program in 1989 and eventually became director of the conservatory from 1999 to 2005.

“SCR is my artistic home,” Woolery said. “Just as Fern has a coming of age in Charlotte’s Web, I had my own coming of age here.”

Woolery has directed shows across the country, is a playwright and currently associate director of public works at The Public theater in New York City. Her past SCR directing credits include her own plays, Orphan Train: The Lost Children and Bliss. SCR’s Teen Players recently collaborated with Woolery and revived Bliss last season. Her other works as a playwright include Lola in Lincolnlandia, which was produced at Plaza de la Raza Youth Theater/REDCAT, Salvadorian Moon/African Sky and Not Too Late at Cornerstone Theater Company, where she is a former associate artistic director and ensemble member.

The cast for Charlotte’s Web includes Larry Bates, Brad Culver, Fran De Leon, Lovelle Liquigan, Zilah Mendoza and Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper.

The design and creative team includes Nephelie Andonyadis, scenic design; Trevor Norton, co-scenic design; Soojin Lee, costume design; Jeremy Pivnick, lighting design; Corinne Carillo, sound design; Jackie Hill, production manager; and Aurora DeLucia, stage manager.

The media partner for Charlotte’s Web is OCR Family. Bank of America is Honorary Corporate Producer for Charlotte’s Web.

Charlotte’s Web is produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Ill.

Tickets start at $20, with discounts available for children ages 4-12 and groups of 10 or more. For complete information, visit: www.scr.org.


Related Information for Charlotte’s Web

Tickets: May be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or by visiting the box office at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. Performances run Nov. 7-23. Ticket prices start at $20 for children; $25 for adults. Low-priced preview performances run Nov. 7-14.

Performance Dates, Times: 

  • Previews
    • Friday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m.
    • Saturday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m.
  • Regular performances
    • Saturday, Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 22, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 8, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.

Location:  South Coast Repertory is located at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, at the Bristol Street/Avenue of the Arts exit off the San Diego (405) Freeway in the David Emmes/Martin Benson Theatre Center, part of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Parking is available on Park Center Drive, off Anton Blvd.

ABOUT SOUTH COAST REPERTORY: Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers. One-quarter of SCR’s 525 productions have been world premieres. SCR-developed works have garnered two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie Awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR is home to the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio. www.scr.org