Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig are classic characters in the classic story of friendship: E.B. White’s children’s novel “Charlotte’s Web.”
The book came out in 1952, and since then has been adapted into films, a musical, a video game and, also, a puppet show.
The Center for Puppetry Arts opens “Charlotte’s Web” next week. "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes spoke with puppeteers Amy Sweeney and Nikolas Carleo about the production and White’s enduring story.
“It’s just such a classic story, and it’s a beautiful message that it needed to be made into a puppet show,” Sweeney said.
“Charlotte’s Web” opens at the Center for Puppetry Arts on Tuesday and runs through Oct. 22. Like all family productions at the center, there will be several performances adapted for children with autism.