A Wrinkle in Time Play Press Release

A Wrinkle in Time Play Press Release
Posted on 05/11/2022
A Wrinkle in Time Play Press Release

Wrinkle In Time

The Port Angeles High School East Park Avenue Players will present the play A Wrinkle in Time, adapted for the stage by Morgan Gould from the book written by Madeleine L'Engle. This adaptation is based on an award-winning and beloved children's book written in 1962. L'Engle's book was the winner of the prestigious John Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Children's Legacy Literature Award, The Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Literature, and many, many others.  

The story combines the genres of science fiction and fantasy as it explores the themes of moral responsibility and the power of love. Meg's father, a brilliant and controversial physicist, disappears after finding a new planet and experimenting with time travel to get there. Five years later, his family, the Murray family, is still shattered and struggling to adjust to his absence. Then they meet three curiously unusual beings--Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which--who knows where he is and how to tesser through time. They send Meg, along with her brother Charles Wallace and their friend Calvin, through a wrinkle in time to save their father and the universe from being overcome by the darkness of the "It".     

The adaptation does a pretty good job of following L'Engle's story, and it uses theatrical conventions to create the magical world L'Engle envisioned in her book.  

This is a cumulative performance that showcases the work of drama students from the advanced drama class at Port Angeles High School under the direction of Kelly Lovall. Students include Alana Baker 11th, Lennon Daigle 11th, Liam Getzin 12th, Skylar Jackson 12th, Kaylie Mast 9th, Bailey Robinson 10th, Zoe Williams 12th, Maleeah Casey 12th, and Malleck Braun 12th. 

This production is supported by, and in partnership with, students from the Port Angeles High School Thespian Society, under the direction of Mark Valentine, and the Theatre Tech class, taught by Patric McInnis. Student tech crew includes Xavier Caskey 10th, Cameron Catterson 10th, Josey Cooley 9th, Dana Duffy 11th, Rayna Mathinson 11th, Brenna Murphy 10th, Cole Reaume 10th, Avery Saul 12th, Laurel Williams 10th, and Avery Martin 9th.

A Wrinkle in Time will show at the Port Angeles High School Performing Arts Center on May 27th and 28th at 7:00 p.m and on May 29th at 2:00 p.m.  Ticket prices are $10.00 for general admission, $5 for Senior Citizens age 60+, and children under ten years of age get in free.  Tickets may be purchased at the door.