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People’s Light and Theatre presents: A Wrinkle in Time

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The novel, which is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is as easily relatable to children today as it was to their parents when they first read the book.

The novel, which is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is as easily relatable to children today as it was to their parents when they first read the book.

People’s Light & Theatre presents A Wrinkle in Time, adapted by John Glore from the Newbery Medal Award-winning book by Madeleine L’Engle. The production runs April 26, 2012 – May 20, 2012 on the Main Stage. Resident Director Samantha Bellomo directs.

Long before Katniss Everdeen and Hermoine Granger, author Madeleine L’Engle created the great young female heroine, Meg Murry, in her novel A WRINKLE IN TIME. The novel, which is now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, is as easily relatable to children today as it was to their parents when they first read the book. The timeless predicament of teenage feelings of instability and insecurity, and triumph over great and terrifying obstacles provide an affirmation of the value of individuality and the power of awe and love. John Glore’s streamlined but faithful adaptation uses six actors who transform age, gender, and species to tell the story about the Murry family and their travels through the time-space continuum.

“This is a story about discovering the power of your individuality,” says director Sam Bellomo, who first read this book when she was eight years old. “When I read A WRINKLE IN TIME as a child, Meg’s world seemed very real. It could be mine. It was not a fantasy. She did not walk through a closet and into another world. Instead her world shifted and expanded around her. It opened my mind to a whole new set of possibilities.” Drawing on inspiration from surrealistic artworks of playgrounds, the spare quality of the set design and the innovative use of fabric and lighting creates Meg’s expanding universe.

People’s Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. A Wrinkle in Time is part of the PNC Arts Alive Family Discovery Series and has been supported by PECO and the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Ticket Information

A Wrinkle in Time previews on Thursday, April 26th at 7pm. It opens on Friday, April 27th at 7pm and runs through May 20th. Audiences are encouraged to join the artists after each performance for a conversation about the production. Single tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for youths under 18. For tickets, call the box office at 610.644.3500. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase group tickets, call 610.647.1900 x134 or email charles@peopleslight.org. Actors, prices, performance dates and times are subject to change. Additional service charges will apply. Contact the box office for more details.

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