Stages Theatre Company (STC) is excited to launch its Most Magnificent Season of Theatre for Young Audiences with the literary classic, E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web,” dramatized by Joseph Robinette.

The tale, filled with heart, hardship and imagination, centers around the unlikely connection formed between Wilbur, an irresistible pig, and Charlotte, a witty and resourceful spider. The heartwarming children’s story about friendship, directed by Jeannine Coulombe, comes alive on stage and runs through Oct. 21.

Two Maple Grove residents have roles in the production. Emily Anose plays the role of Goose and narrator. David Gamache plays the role of Zuckerman, the farmer.

The production will run approximately 60 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for all ages. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for specific performance dates and times or call the Box Office Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at 952-979-1111, option 4. Tickets are $16 for adults; $14 for seniors, ages 60+ and children.

“Charlotte’s Web” offers an inspiring reminder that true friends can come in all shapes and sizes, and live in hearts forever. When Wilbur learns of some unsettling plans for his future, Charlotte takes it upon herself and her trusty web to save him. “Charlotte’s Web is the quintessential tale of an unlikely friendship,” said Coulombe. “Although it is a story between a pig and a spider it connects us to our basic humanity. It is the people in our lives, those that we love, that make life worth living. It isn’t just what friends do for us but also what we do for our friends that is important.”

“Charlotte’s Web” publicity images and cast head shots available for download here:

Stages Theatre Company was founded in 1984 and since then has grown to become one of the largest professional theaters for young audiences in the country. Through on-stage productions, education programs and other outreach opportunities, Stages Theatre Company annually serves more than 150,000 young people and their families. For more information visit

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