Spidey sense

Not exactly <i>Charlotte’s Web</i>.

Not exactly Charlotte’s Web.

Photo courtesy of B Street Theatre

Drawing from a collection of folk tales from Ghana, Dave Perini has created four stories about Anansi, one of the great folk heroes of the world. In Anansi the Spider, the title character is a rogue, a mischief maker and a wise, lovable creature who learns the value of friendship and cooperation. The children's show boasts a wonderful cast that includes Aja Houston in the title role, and Ed Claudio as the King of the Lions. Additionally, the tricks and chases on Samantha Reno's beautiful set, as well as the periodic interaction with the audience, aim to keep children enthralled. Bonus: The show's second act has several in-jokes adults will love as well. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; $15 adults; $10 children. B Street Theatre, 2711 B Street; www.bstreettheatre.org. Through November 18.