The characters of Charlotte’s Web had an extra special presence in this year’s fair. In addition to the new exhibit mimicking Zuckerman’s barn, The Grand Theater in Ellsworth brought a stage adaptation of the story to the fairgrounds.
The Grand Theater’s cast of Charlotte’s Web
The Grand Theater’s cast of Charlotte’s Web visits Wilbur’s barn at the Blue Hill Fair’s new Charlotte’s Web exhibit. Front row: Vanessa Hawkins (Wilbur); second row from left, Troy Hanshe (Narrator/President of the Fair), Brent Hutchins (Templeton); third row, P.J. Keenan (Goose), Genevieve Brown (Sheep), Finley Harmon (Fern), Dotty Small (Charlotte), Colby Archer (Homer/Avery), Sean Coleman (Lurvy/Mr. Arable), Benjamin Carter (Gander).
Charlotte’s Web at the Blue Hill Fair
From left, Brent Hutchins as Templeton the Rat, P.J. Keenan as Goose, Benjamin Carter as Gander and Genevieve Brown as Sheep perform an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web at the Blue Hill Fair.
An eager audience
An eager audience watches a live play of Charlotte’s Web at the Blue Hill Fair, performed by The Grand Theater.