But you have saved me, Charlotte,I would gladly give my life for you-I really would.” ~ Wilbur
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ~ Charlotte
Charlotte’s Web by E.B White was my Secondary One literature text. It was my first time being exposed to literary analysis and I remember being moved by the central themes of the story: friendship, love and loyalty. Indeed, the friendship between Charlotte the Spider and Wilber the Pig is like no other; not only do they share an unbreakable bond, they establish a friendly environment within the barn that would have otherwise not been. This children’s story has enthralled audiences for generations and has been adapted into many animation cartoons and even a Hollywood movie (in 2006). We loved it so much we bought a copy of the DVD so we can watch it over and over again with our children.
Now, the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company is presenting Charlotte’s Web LIVE on stage for the Singapore audience! Families are in for a theatrical treat that is about Some Pig. Humble. Radiant – words spun in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her affection for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. To avoid Wilbur being sent to the butcher, Charlotte proves to be a true friend by coming to his rescue. Charlotte uses her web-spinning skills to weave messages that praise Wilbur, making him a celebrated pig treasured by the farmer and his family.
Suitable for children aged 4 and above, Charlotte’s Web is a poignant play that spins a positive message about friendship and a timeless story to be shared with our children!
Charlotte’s Web by SRT
28 October (Fri) to 11 December (Sun) 2016
Weekends and Public Holidays: 11am and 2pm
28 Oct 2016 (Fri): 3pm
Venue: KC Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre
20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay
Tickets, priced from SGD25 and up, are available at at Sistic website, via Sistic Ticketing Hotline 6348 5555 or through Sistic’s authorised agents.
Here’s Ellis Kerkhoven, SRT director for Charlotte’s Web. Hear it from him why your whole family should come watch this heart-warming play (remember to bring some tissue)!
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The giveaway ends 31 October 2016, 11.59pm and is open to readers in Singapore. The winners will be contacted using the contact particulars provided when entering this draw and will have 24 hours to respond, failing which a new winner will be drawn. No requests for change in event date/time will be entertained.
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Wendelyn Tan says
thanks for the giveaway! Liked and shared
Serene Chen says
I really like this story as I remember reading in class. Normally I just let my 6yo gal read the book and she asked me questions on friendship instead. I will try to explain whenever I can remember. As she asked, she will understand slowly.
Tan huixiu says
I would teach the kids that true friendship is priceless and helping one another when in needs.
Ho Huey Fang says
Hi there, hope to win the tickets for my girls to enjoy this nice friendship show.
Eileen Khoo says
I have never read Charlotte’s Web nor know any intricate details of the story. But from the snippets I have been reading around because of SRT’s upcoming play, the vibes I get is that of an ‘old-fashioned’ story with an ‘old-fashioned’ belief that being kind, true and loyal to your friends will always reap you true friendships. Something that I hope my children will learn to behold in their hearts as they grow older and have to compete with other pressures and ‘values’ to seemingly win them friends.
A genuine friendship is build on the foundation of support, love & trust.
Support – Give your friends the moral support with the things he/she do. Assist them with appropriate guidance / advise if needed.
Love – treat friends with a genuine heart and love them like how you love your family members.
Trust – trust each other for the support, love, guidance, advise and etc.
Kelly See Toh says
I would tell my children about the importance of choosing a true friend or real friend and what make a person a good friend by helping one another, without giving any return.
Kelly See Toh
I would like to teach my children that friends come in all shapes and sizes through this story. And true friendship means being there for each other for better or worse.
Louis Lee says
I’ll use examples from the story to help my children understand what true friendship is. Wilbur takes care of Charlotte’s babies after she dies. He wants to help Charlotte even though she is no longer here to help him. This is an example of what a good friend is.
Jaime Chan says
always help one and another becausae you never know when you need help
Hi, thanks for the giveaway. Hope I’ll win the tickets to bring my kids. Have liked and shared your post:)
Aileen Chin says
Liked and shared.
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Julie tan says
Tis can help them understand what is friendship..
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I will share with my kids the importance of friends and true friendship means being there for each other.
Tey Pei Wing says
I usually will reiterate the values to my girl while watching the show with her. From this Charlotte’s Web story, I will teach my girl to think about how we should make and keep friends, and how we should treat each other. I believe my girl will learn more than these from the Charlotte’s Web show!
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Gladys Tiyo says
I would say every friendship is precious, regardless of race, religion or social status. True friends help one another whenever they can.
Thank you for the giveaway!
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Kai Ting says
Be a true friend and you will be returned of the same
Joshua Tan says
Friends come in all shapes and sizes.. Never judge a book by its cover and always be true to your true friends.
Tan Ruoling Joanna says
Never judge a book by it’s cover! And everyone no matter how small or weak has their own strengths too!
Tina Tan says
I would use the story to teach the kids about friendship and how you should help each other and be true to friends.
Siong Neo says
Charlotte’s Web is a great story to teach my grand kids about the value of true friendships, trust and loyalty. It is my family’s favorite storybook of all time!
Agnes Loh says
Charlotte’s Web is my first English Literature book & I still remember dearly till now as the story is so beautiful. I hope to let my kids watch Charlotte’s web as it will let them know that in a friendship you need to be humble in your speech & action. You can be a terrific friend despite of your background. In a true friendship you will not be judge by your background or appearance .
Carolyn Lim says
I will teach my kids that friendship is precious and treasure true friend like a jewel regardless of his/her race, religion or nationality.
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In this modern world, the world may be stressful and tough. Pri1 work is hard too ?.
I want to give my kids HOPE and not to judge a book by its cover. Help each other and be true friends.
Joyce Tan says
Both my children have read this book 3 times. Children inevitably will encounter problems with their friends in school. Each time, I’ll try to use suitable examples such as not asking anything in return for kindness or how they should console a sad friend, which are illustrated in “Charlotte’s Web” to reinforce to them and help them understand what makes a good friend, in them and in others.
grace ng says
be true to ur friend. show kindness n compassion and lend a helping hand .
Treat others well and others will treat you well. True friendship is base on kindness.
I would read this to my cousin to tell her about friendship.