High School Play

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High School Play

Zion Students to Perform Charlotte's Web

This year, Zion students will present Charlotte’s Web, based on the classic novel by E.B. White, as its spring play. The performances will be March 15-17.

Charlotte’s Web tells the memorable story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte and their chatty animal neighbors. As the runt of the litter, Wilbur struggles to survive from the very beginning. The farmer’s daughter, Fern, begs her father to raise Wilbur and nurse him to health. Fern succeeds and Wilbur moves to Zuckerman Farm, where he learns the true meaning of friendship from the wise spider Charlotte. When it becomes apparent that Wilbur is being well fed for a reason, Charlotte and Wilbur are determined to foil Mr. Zuckerman’s plans. With the help of Charlotte and her “terrific” webs, Templeton the rat, and other barnyard friends, Wilbur becomes the famous prize-winning pig of the County Fair. Lessons of friendship, loyalty, and truth bind this story together and show that friends come in all shapes and sizes.

The students in the cast are already hard at work in rehearsals. They are showing great promise as they memorize their lines and explore the characters and themes of the play.

Charlotte’s Web will be presented at Jenison High School, located at 2140 Bauer Road, at 7:00pm on March 15 & 16, and at 2:00pm & 7:00pm on March 17. Please note that performances will be in the old high school auditorium, not the new Center for the Arts. Tickets are general admission (non-reserved seating) and are $8 for adults and $6 for students. For tickets, call Zion’s office at (616) 878-9472 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Previous Zion Productions

Sense and Sensibility - March 2017 (click HERE for production pictures)
The Miracle Worker - March 2016 (click HERE for production pictures)
Peter Pan & Wendy - March 2015 (click HERE for production pictures)
Little Women - March 2014 (click HERE for production pictures)
The Curious Savage - March 2013

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