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MATCH – Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

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3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
713-521-4533matchouston.org

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Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) | Photo: 365 Houston

Opened in 2015, the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) features five stages that host 100 to 329 attendees across various spaces for performing arts productions, gallery exhibitions, rehearsal studios, and more.

Seeing a need to help Houston’s more than 540 cultural arts organizations receive some of the $600 million of annual cultural philanthropy doled out in the city, the nonprofit MATCH theater serves many of the smaller performing arts companies, including Catastrophic Theatre, Obsidian Theater Company, Dirt Dogs Theatre Co., and more. In addition, MATCH plays host to traveling performers, musicians, comedians, and other theater groups. 

Seating arrangements vary based on theater, though Matchbox 4 features the largest seating arrangement and all other theaters have one tier of seating. The informal lobby area is outdoors and provides seating to enjoy beverages and snacks from the concession area near Main Street. 

This popular of Midtown neighborhood also contains plenty to do pre- or post-show with a series of restaurants and bars located within a three block walk of the theater. 

Parking & Getting There

Parking is available in the Mid Main parking garage located across the street (entrance on Travis Street). Street parking in the area is very limited and prone to quickly fill up on performance nights.

The MetroRail provides service along the Red Line at HCC/Ensemble station along Main Street.

Justin Jerkins

Upcoming Events

October 2019
$18

Obsidian Theater presents The Feast at MATCH

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Wednesday, October 23, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that begins at 2019-10-23 07:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-10-23 7:30

Just in time for Halloween, Obsidian Theater presents the creepy comedyThe Feast at MATCH. Matt and Anna’s relationship is going swimmingly until the sewers under their apartment open up and begin to speak. The plumber is angry, Matt’s paintings are getting stranger, and a storm is gathering. The show is an eerie comedy about what is real, what is not, and who knows. Showtimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7:30pm Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7pm Sunday, October 6, 2019 |…

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$18

Obsidian Theater presents Empanada Loca at MATCH

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, October 24, 2019,
and Once on Friday, October 4, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that begins at 2019-10-24 09:30 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-10-24 7:30

Obsidian Theater presents Empanada Loca, loosely inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, at MATCH. The show is a contemporary Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray. Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel with the Mole People, a very hungry Dolores recounts her years selling weed with her boyfriend, her return to Washington Heights after 13 years in prison, her fortuitous reunion with an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents A Year with Frog & Toad at MATCH

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, October 6, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2019-10-26 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-10-26 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents A Year with Frog and Toad, based on the books by Arnold Lobel, at MATCH in Midtown. The whimsical musical follows two best friends through four fun-filled seasons. They plant gardens, swim, rake leaves, go sledding, eat cookies and learn life lessons along the way in a sweet tale of friendship. Recommended for pre-kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not permitted in the theater. Showtimes Sunday, September 29, 2019…

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$18

Obsidian Theater presents The Feast at MATCH

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Wednesday, October 23, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that begins at 2019-10-26 07:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-10-26 7:00

Just in time for Halloween, Obsidian Theater presents the creepy comedyThe Feast at MATCH. Matt and Anna’s relationship is going swimmingly until the sewers under their apartment open up and begin to speak. The plumber is angry, Matt’s paintings are getting stranger, and a storm is gathering. The show is an eerie comedy about what is real, what is not, and who knows. Showtimes Thursday, October 3, 2019 | 7:30pm Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 7pm Sunday, October 6, 2019 |…

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$18

Obsidian Theater presents Empanada Loca at MATCH

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday and Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Thursday, October 24, 2019,
and Once on Friday, October 4, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday and Sunday that begins at 2019-10-26 09:30 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-10-26 9:30

Obsidian Theater presents Empanada Loca, loosely inspired by the legend of Sweeney Todd, at MATCH. The show is a contemporary Grand Guignol horror in the style of Spalding Gray. Now living deep under Manhattan in an abandoned subway tunnel with the Mole People, a very hungry Dolores recounts her years selling weed with her boyfriend, her return to Washington Heights after 13 years in prison, her fortuitous reunion with an old stoner friend who lets her give massages for cash…

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November 2019
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-10 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-10 3:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-17 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-17 3:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-24 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-24 3:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Monday, November 25, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-25 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-25 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-26 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-26 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-27 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-27 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Friday, November 29, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-29 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-29 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-11-30 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-11-30 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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December 2019
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-12-07 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-12-07 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-12-14 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-12-14 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-12-20 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-12-20 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH

Saturday, December 21, 2019 | 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, November 24, 2019,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday that begins at 2019-12-21 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2019-12-21 1:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at MATCH in Midtown. The Herdman kids are the most horrible children imaginable. They are disrespectful, they lie, they even smoke cigars. When they show up at church one Sunday and decide to participate in the annual Christmas pageant, everyone is worried. But when the Herdmans collide with the Pageant, the true spirit of Christmas is revealed. Showtimes Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Sunday, November 17, 2019…

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January 2020
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Diary of Anne Frank at MATCH

Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, February 16, 2020

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Diary of Anne Frank at MATCH in Midtown. The play tells the haunting, true story of two families forced to hide from the world in an attic with World War II raging around them—and the courageous people who risked their own lives to protect the very existence of those families. Showtimes Sunday, January 26, 2020 | 2:30pm Sunday, February 9, 2020 | 2:30pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 2:30pm Admission Tickets start at $16. Click…

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March 2020
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley at MATCH

Sunday, March 1, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, March 8, 2020,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday that begins at 2020-03-01 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2020-03-01 3:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, based on the book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, at MATCH in Midtown. Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy… until his bulletin board falls off the wall and flattens him. Now he can slide under doors, attach postage and mail himself, and even capture thieves—all while learning that heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Recommended for pre-kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies)…

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$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat at MATCH

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Thursday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, March 15, 2020,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2020-03-10 12:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2020-03-10 3:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents Dr. Suess's The Cat in the Hat at MATCH in Midtown. On a cold, cold, wet day, the Cat in the Hat appears, along with Thing One and Thing Two (bringing mayhem and fun), to take Sally, her brother, and the fish on a madcap adventure. Showtimes Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 10:30am and 1:30pm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 10:30am and 1:30pm Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 12:30pm and 3:30pm Admission Tickets start at…

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April 2020
$16

Main Street Theater for Youth presents Charlotte’s Web at MATCH

Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Sunday, April 26, 2020,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Saturday that begins at 2020-04-19 10:30 am and lasts 0 day(s) and 3 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2020-04-19 3:30

Main Street Theater for Youth presents Charlotte’s Web, based on the classic book by E. B. White, at MATCH in Midtown. The plays tells the tender story of a wise and kind spider named Charlotte who devises a plan to save her friend, Wilbur the pig. Charlotte’s Web is the “just about perfect” tale of friendship, love and life. Recommended for pre-kindergarten and up. Children under the age of 3 (including sleeping babies) are not permitted in the theater. Showtimes Sunday,…

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