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Drama students perform a classic retelling of "Charlotte’s Web"

Byline: Kayla Friedrich
[SPOKANE, Wash.] Gather the whole family and enjoy the retelling of a timeless classic in the Spartan Theater of E.B. White’s famous children’s novel “Charlotte’s Web”.

Spokane Falls Community College drama students have spent months preparing to show their audience the power of hope, perseverance and friendship through the relationship of the iconic duo and their barnyard friends.

Egara Aragoneses will take the stage as Charlotte — a friendly spider whose wordsmithing spares the life of her friend Wilbur the Pig.

“The costume is one of the biggest things for this kind of show,” Aragoneses said.

The all-black costume is complete with six extra legs for Aragoneses. Mimicking a spider, her gestures and choreography carry her swiftly across the heights of the Arable’s barn.

Patti Garegnani is the narrator of the performance, but this quarter she doubled as a costume designer. Between memorizing lines and creating over 20 costumes from concept to the final stitch, the weeks leading up to show time were jam packed for Garegnani.

“I had to make costumes extra special for Robin who is playing the goose because she has so many costume changes,” Garegnani said.

Tori Diana is fiercely taking on the role of Templeton, a rat on the Arable Farm who helps Charlotte save Wilbur’s life purely out of self-interest.

Diana said the cast spent a total of three hours watching animals on a farm to do their best at recreating the mannerisms of each fictional character.

“Ironically, I’ve been a rat before and objectively he is the funniest character, so I was excited to be cast as him,” Diana said.

Students will be performing in SFCC’s Spartan Theatre located in Building 5, Room 129 on March 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7 p.m. and March 10 & 17 at 2pm. Purchase your tickets here.

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3/6/2024 2:02:35 PM

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Kayla Friedrich



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