As the first day of school quickly approaches, the kids are becoming restless, making these last few weeks before normal routine returns seem to drag on. Parents needs some fresh ideas – something that won’t rot their brains.

Just in time, Marin Theatre Company is launching its 2015-2016 Family Series of classic storybook productions. The series kicks off August 8 with Charlotte’s Web, based on the timeless book by E.B. White. Rich with laughter, song, and theatrical magic, Charlotte’s Web is a heartwarming tale of friendship between the adorable piglet Wilbur and his wise friend Charlotte the spider. The Children’s Literature Association named the book “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Tony award nominee Joseph Robinette’s stage adaptation captures the beloved story in a thrilling presentation.

While Charlotte’s Web runs through August 16, the Family Series also includes Cinderella, The Little Prince, and The Little Mermaid.

“Our nonprofit theatre’s mission is to create the artists and audiences of tomorrow, bringing families from all over Marin together through the laughter and lessons of children’s theatre,” MTC Executive Director Michael Barker said. “Our 2015-16 Family Series does just that.”

The 411: Marin Theatre Company’s production of Charlotte’s Web runs from August 8–16. Saturday shows are 11am, 1pm, and 3:30pm. Sunday shows are 11am and 1pm. More info and tickets. You can also call Marin Theatre Company’s box office at 415.388.5208. Tickets are $18 for kids under 14 and $22 for adults. Discount tickets for groups of 15 or more are available. The run time of this show is 95 minutes.

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