Fri07252014

Stepping Out

PYT's "Web" wraps up Sunday in Mtn. View

This is the final weekend to catch Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “Charlotte’s Web” at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St.

The play, an adaptation of E.B. White’s classic children’s book, features songs from the cartoon version.

Joseph Robinette wrote the stage adaptation, which includes music and lyrics by Charles Strouse.

The story centers on piglet Wilbur – the runt of the litter – who learns about love and friendship from farm girl Fern and a beloved spider.

Katie O’Bryon directs “Web,” supported by Dan Shaindlin (vocal direction).

“‘Charlotte’s Web’ is one of my favorites to direct because the material is so rich,” O’Bryon said. “Much of the dialogue comes straight from the book by E.B. White, who was such an exemplary writer. It has a tremendous appeal for both children and adults, and it’s really a story they can enjoy together.”

Performances are scheduled 10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10-$16; the city of Mountain View adds a $2 facility-use fee to each ticket.

For advance tickets and more information, call 903-6000 or visit pytnet.org.

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