Preview: Charlotte’s Web at B Street Theatre

Few stories are as memorable as E.B. White’s popular children’s book about the unlikely friendship forged between a pig and a spider. As part of its family series, B Street Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web, the heartwarming tale about the passage of time and the circle of life. Experience the story live, as Charlotte hatches an elaborate plot to save Wilbur, the runt of the litter, from the chopping block. Is it possible to feel empathy for a spider? Even if you have arachnophobia, you have to admit: Charlotte does have a certain je ne sais quoi. Sat 3/30, 1pm; Sun 3/31, 1pm; Through 4/14; $19-$24; B Street Theatre, 2700 Capitol Avenue; (916) 443-5300;