Talented families on stage included the Carrolls, Colsons, Croffs, Nash's and Vicknairs. Kyra McComber shone as Fern, energetic champion of Wilbur the Pig who was endearingly portrayed by the “terrific, radiant, humble” John Henrikson. Alma Cooper gracefully combined strength and vulnerability as the master-weaver Charlotte. Young "veteran" actor, Forrest Colson displayed his sterling diction plus a bit of attitude as Templeton, the greedy but ultimately helpful rat. Kyle Van Zwoll, Grace Hinkley, Vivian Nash and Xavier Carroll were convincing as Homer, Martha, Lurvy and "Uncle"/Announcer.
Technical aspects of set and lighting are very well done - I imagine by the "special thanks" folks, Leroy Cupp, Ted and Tim Daniel, Ryan Thumser and Kyle Wolfe -- with the help of the student production crew.
This is a one-weekend-only show, continuing Saturday at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m., as well as Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $7 for those 16 years and over, $5 for children
It's general seating, so get there early - esPECially during the daytime matinees when Impression 5 is open and parking can be tight. Additional parking is available behind the RE Olds museum beyond the "loop" at the end of Museum Drive -- and if you park on the river side of the public lot behind Omar's, it's a short walk down the river walk to RWT's front door.
Reservations call 482-5700; tickets at the door while they last - or visit www.riverwalktheatre.com