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Playhouse brings classic story to life

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 9:50 am

Colonial Beach Playhouse started their run of “Charlotte’s Web” which opened Friday night to a small, but dedicated crowd. By weekend’s end the house was full of audience members who delighted in the tale of the pig, Wilbur, and the amazing arachnid Charlotte.

Based on the book by E.B. White, “Charlotte’s Web” is a tale of friendship, love and loss. The story takes you into the life of a small piglet and his friendship with the spider who lives in the same barn.

This Colonial Beach Playhouse  show is special in that three elementary age students are performing. The lead actor who plays the adorable little pink piglet, Wilbur, is Anthony Samarro. With scarcely a moment off-stage, he does an amazing job keeping up with the entire show.

His champion, Fern, is played by a fellow Colonial Beach Elementary student Brianna Washington. Her ability to act is well beyond her young age of  9. Rosey Morgan plays the little lamb whose entire body wiggles while she “baas” her way through her lines.

Brand new Colonial Beach resident, Aimee Grugan took on the role of Charlotte and is one of the most beautiful spiders you have ever seen. Sitting in her home on the stage she delivers a full bodied performance even as her movement is limited.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland News 8/7/19

Anthony Sammaro as Wilbur the piglet and Brianna Washington as Fern

did an amazing job bringing the characters off the page of E.B. White’s book.