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A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she's joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O'Keefe and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. In the end, we know two things for sure: 1. Love CAN overcome evil and 2. There IS such a thing as a tesseract.


Stage Partners is proud to represent several different versions of the classic tale A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle. In adapting from page to stage, there is no one way to re-tell a story. We love and stand behind each adaptation listed here, and each one has something to offer every group. We have however, given a brief explanation of how each one is different so you can decide which makes the most sense for your particular needs.

Morgan Gould's adaptations (35-minute/50-minute versions, Full-length version [coming soon]): Recommended for schools, youth groups, touring, and one-act festivals. These two one-act adaptations: 35-minute and 50-minute versions, we're created specifically for schools and community groups looking to perform this beloved classic but without the resources or block of time of a larger theater. The large-cast, yet flexible Ensemble brings the themes of story to life in a nuanced and engaging way. Faithful and funny, these one-acts are bound to capture the heart and mind of your audiences.

John Glore's adaptation: Recommended for professional theaters, TYA touring groups. Originally produced at South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, California. This theatrical re-telling with vivid visuals, possible video projections, and creatively suggested imaginary locations is perfect for professional theaters that can maximize the opportunities for exciting technical elements, or even for small touring groups who need to tell the story with less performers (6), or with suggested props (that are able to travel). 65-70 minutes.

James Sie's adaptationRecommended for smaller theaters, black box theaters, schools. Originally produced at Lifeline Theatre, Chicago. This ensemble-driven rendition of the beloved classic offers flexible staging, minimal sets, and the possibility of a large cast. Great for schools and community groups. The faithful, spirited retelling captures the humor and heart of the original. 75-85 minutes. 

Tracy Young's adaptation: Recommended for professional theaters, colleges, advanced actors. Originally produced at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon. Featuring a fresh framing device, this devised theater adaptation (featuring a flexible ensemble of 13) is tailor-made for adventurous professional theaters or colleges that want to imagine this classic tale with a new spin. Perfect for ensembles who want to collaborate, advanced student actors, or groups who want to tell this story in an unexpected way. 85-95 minutes. 

Browse the Adaptations below.


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