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A Wrinkle in Time (35-minute one-act) - Stage Partners

A Wrinkle in Time (35-minute one-act)

adapted from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle


  One-act. 35-40 minutes. There is also a 50-minute one-act cutting of this play adaptation available to read here, and a full-length version which you can read here.

 7-30 actors possible

 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.

Perfect for schools and competitions, this one-act adaptation of the beloved novel masterfully retells the story in a fresh and enduring way.

Minimum royalty fee per performance (non-professional): $60. Script fee for Printable PDF Pack: $150 (print/copy as many times as you need for your production). Want a single script copy? Email us at  Live-streaming rights are available. Contact us at with the details of your request.

Restrictions Note: There may be a production restriction for this title in the area of New York City, Los Angeles, and the West End. Contact us for details.

Read the full play below - for free!

Check out 3 other full-length adaptations of A Wrinkle in Time: by Morgan GouldJames Sie, Tracy Young, and John Glore.

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  • I noticed that this title (A Wrinkle in Time (35-minute one-act)) has the following note "NOTE: THIS TITLE IS RESTRICTED FROM PERFORMANCE JAN 8-MAY 8, 2018" Does this mean that the show cannot be performed by anyone? Or can only certain types of theaters can perform it? I work at at school in MA and we're currently looking for a show to present for the State Drama Festival. If it's not something we can do, please let me know so we don't present it to our students as a possibility. Mike

    Hello! Yes, all "A Wrinkle in Time" adaptations are restricted from performances from Jan 8- May 8, 2018 due to the upcoming Disney film release, so unforuntately it wouldn't be an option for your school during that timeframe. Hopefully you can produce it after May 8 or maybe in next year's festival!

  • How would we purchase the pdf for the 35 minute one-act of "A Wrinkle in Time" just for theatre classroom use?

    Thanks for your interest in A Wrinkle in Time! You're welcome to order the Script PDF Pack for classroom use - select it from the dropdown and then enter the dates you'd like to use it. You can skip the other fields.  If you need any assistance, feel free to email us at

  • Is there anywhere that lists the number of lines per character?

    Hello Brenda,

    Thanks for your message and interest in A Wrinkle in Time! Unfortunately no, we dont have a list of the number of lines per character. Please let us know if you have any other questions, or would prefer to read a script PDF.

  • Ok, sorry to be a worry-wart, but the restrictions on A Wrinkle in Time were only for Jan 8 - May 8 of 2018, right? It isn't still restricted for Spring of 2019 productions, is it?

    You are correct! There no current restrictions.