WHAT: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
WHERE: New Hazlett Theater – 6 Allegheny Square E – Pittsburgh, PA 15212
WHEN: May 11 – May 20, 2012
- Showtimes: Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm / Sunday @ 2:30 pm
- Opening Night Reception – Friday, May 11th
- Desserts with the Director – Saturday, May 12th & 19th
- Adult $20/Senior $15/Student $10
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Prime Stage Theatre marks the 50th anniversary of Madeleine L’Engel’s A Wrinkle in Time (www.primestage.com/shows_and_tickets/2011_2012.3.html) with an original stage adaptation.
Fifty years ago, Madeleine L’Engle introduced the world to the unforgettable characters Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, and their friend Calvin O’Keefe. Time has only strengthened the book’s appeal. When their father, who works for the government on a mysterious project called tesseract (which is a wrinkle in time), goes missing, the children must try to save him. He is being held on the evil planet, Camazotz, which is ruled by IT, the disembodied, quivering brain that forces everyone to be exactly alike.
Accompanied by the quirky eccentric characters of Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Which and Mrs Who, the children embark on a journey that threatens their lives and our universe, and leads them to the ultimate battle between good and evil. It is Mrs Whatsit’s affirmation of love that gives Meg the spark she needs to save Charles Wallace, proving that love can transcend boundaries—and can be a weapon against evil.
The production’s director, Meagan Reagle, recalls reading the book originally when she was in the 5th grade but feels she has an even greater appreciation re-reading the story as an adult. “I love the fact that weaknesses are discovered to be strengths and we get to witness the ultimate example of love as a weapon,” says Reagle.