Time is precious. Spend yours with family and friends this holiday season by taking in a quality professional performance of the play A Wrinkle in Time, a sci‑fi/fantasy classic tale of good versus evil and the triumph of love.
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) stages the classic tale Dec. 7‑23 at its performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach.
There are 11 performances. The show opens on Thursday, Dec. 7, and runs through Sunday, Dec. 23. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There is an additional matinee on Saturday, Dec. 23.
Based on the acclaimed 1963 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, the play was adapted for the stage by John Glore. A Wrinkle in Time is an enthralling story that centers on one of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry. Meg joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit; her younger brother, Charles Wallace; her friend, Calvin O’Keefe; and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the forces of evil that hold him prisoner on another planet. And maybe, just maybe, Meg can also save humanity and find herself.
A Wrinkle in Time is directed by Nathanael Fisher. The cast includes Teagan Faust of Crestview as Meg, Jen Fuller of Panama City as Charles Wallace, Jared Sellick of Panama City Beach as Calvin, Jason Hedden of Panama City Beach as Mrs. Whatsit/Man with Red Eyes, Rachel Eilend‑Hall of Panama City as Mrs. Murry, and Beachcomber Contributing Editor Bruce Collier as Mrs. Which/Mr. Murry.
Costumes are by Anna Fisher. Lighting design and technical direction is by Cory Tucker, and stage management is by Bridgett Bryant.
“A Wrinkle in Time is perfect for both adult and family audiences,” says Mr. Fisher. “As a father of three girls, this story is meaningful because we have a female protagonist that faces her fears and overcomes them. In this world where we are fighting for equality, it is a timely story of empowerment.”
ECTC is collaborating with The Public Eye, the animation/video production company based in Panama City, to incorporate special digital effects into the storytelling of the piece.
“We are thrilled to bring this piece of classic literature to life on stage in an incredible creative way,” says Mr. Fisher.
Running time is 75 minutes. This production is appropriate for ages 5 and up (no lap children, please). Tickets are $28 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $20 for children, and can be purchased online at EmeraldCoastTheatre.org, or by calling 850‑684‑0323.
Theater patrons are encouraged to come early (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) to browse artwork by local artists showcased in the ECTC Lobby Gallery curated by Lori Drew, founder of Lowkylzart. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits ECTC and its education outreach and scholarship programs.
‑ Zandra Wolfgram
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