Lindsay Morand, grandniece of renowned author E.B. White, visited Roosevelt Intermediate School on Thursday, Oct. 6, to meet with the cast & crew of the school’s Charlotte’s Web production. The play, adapted from the book by E.B. White, was written by Joseph Robinette.
Morand donated a special edition of the book Charlotte’s Web to the school’s library and spoke with the students about the author and what inspired him to write the story.
Kimberly Jonny, director of the Charlote’s Web play and public speaking and drama teacher at Roosevelt Intermediate School, organized for her aunt, Mrs. Morand, to visit the school.
“We are so delighted that Mrs. Morand is here to connect the dots and bring the book to life for our cast and crew. It was an amazing experience for us all to take a step back from rehearsals and really think about the inspiration for this beautiful story that we are working hard to bring to our audience,” said Mrs. Jonny.
Morand opened by reading a letter from E.B. White himself to the cast and crew of the upcoming production. The letter explained how he enjoyed writing from as early an age as he could remember and how he got the idea for the book from the time he spent in Maine on a farm with all of the animals. He spent half his time in Maine and the other half in New York City.
“I feel very honored to carry on the legacy of my uncle, E.B. White. It is important to keep the book alive but we also want to remember the author,” said Morand.
Morand also gave the cast and crew some advice that she believed E. B. White would say which was “Have fun, have fun and the audience will love the play!”
Roosevelt Intermediate School will be presenting the play in its auditorium on 301 Clark Street on Thursday, November 3 at 4:00 pm, Friday, November 4 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 5 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at ris.booktix.com or you can purchase tickets at the door.