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Friday, October 3, 2008

New Horizons School Matinee Series At UPB

‘CHARLOTTE’S WEB’ TO BE PERFORMED BEFORE FULL HOUSE AT PITT-BRADFORD’S BLAISDELL HALL

BRADFORD, Pa. –– More than 1,000 elementary school children from around the region will attend a live performance next month of “Charlotte’s Web,” the first production offered by the New Horizons School Matinee Series at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Shows will be at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

The series, started this year, provides students with age-appropriate cultural enrichment. Each elementary show includes a study guide for teachers.

“We have had an overwhelming positive response for the first presentation of our new series,” said Patty Colosimo, assistant director of arts programming at Pitt-Bradford. “We are planning on expanding the number of programs offered for next year’s season.”

Based on E.B. White’s 1952 classic, “Charlotte’s Web” tells the tale of a spring pig and how he escapes the slaughterhouse. First, Farmer Arable’s daughter, Fern, convinces him to keep the runt of a litter. She cares for the piglet and names him Wilbur.

Eventually, Wilbur is sold to Uncle Homer Zuckerman, where the pig meets many new barnyard friends, including a gray spider named Charlotte.

Realizing that Wilbur may end up in the slaughterhouse, Charlotte tricks Farmer Zuckerman by weaving the words “Some Pig” in her web in the barn, giving Wilbur the award for prize pig and a permanent place on the farm.

Six actors will take the stage in the Theaterworks USA performance, produced by Joseph Robinette and directed by Rob Barron.

Additional information on New Horizons is available by contacting Colosimo at (814)362-5155 or colosimo@pitt.edu.

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