Gallery 7 Theatre Stages Madeleine L’Engle’s Fantastical Adventure, A Wrinkle in Time

By November 6, 2019Arts, Community

Gallery 7 Theatre is thrilled to be presenting Madelieine L’Engle’s fantastical journey through space and time, A Wrinkle in Time. Adapted for the stage by John Glore, the show will run Nov. 8 – 16, 2019 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.

On a dark and stormy night, Meg Murry and her family are informed by the eccentric Mrs. Whatsit that there is such a thing as a tesseract. Convinced that this powerful portal through time and space will lead her to her long-lost father, Meg joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit, her little brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O’Keefe, embarking on a dangerous journey to rescue her father and save the universe from evil. Along the way, she discovers the true value of friendship and family, and that true love can actually triumph over evil.

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“What better way to kick off our season celebrating ordinary heroes than with this popular, and sometimes controversial, children’s classic,” enthuses Gallery 7 Theatre’s Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “We’re quite excited about this show because it gives us an opportunity to flex our design muscles by exploring new staging technologies in order to give audiences a spellbinding experience while underscoring some important themes about faith, family and love.”

Returning to the director’s chair for A Wrinkle in Time is TWU Theatre Department Head, Kate Muchmore Woo. Woo has directed numerous productions for Gallery 7 Theatre, including Enchanted April, The Mousetrap and last spring’s hilarious, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

“A Wrinkle in Time is a deeply spiritual story, exploring existential questions about good and evil in a way that even children understand,” she says. “L’Engle explores the dark chaos of our realities in profound ways, all in the pursuit of revealing cosmos at work: light, love, forgiveness, acceptance, grace, hope.”

Woo is supported by a talented group of designers to bring this show to life: set design is by Andrew Potts, costume design is by Uliana Akulenko, sound & projection design is by Gabe Kirkley, props design us by Dianna Lewis and hair and make-up design is by Laura Milette.  Stage manager is Kenzie Hall and the production photography is by Dianna Lewis.

Taking on the role of our young heroine, Meg, is Morgan Peters. Her friend, Calvin, is played by Brodie Rogusky and young Charles Wallace is played by Andrew Kehler. Meg’s mother is played by Karen Street and her captive father is played by Cameron McKerchar. Rounding out the ensemble cast, some of whom will play multiple roles, are Mark Kroeker, Danielle Milette, Jessica Milliken, Raeyln Schatz and Cara Straforelli.

A Wrinkle in Time plays November 8 & 9, 12 – 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM with additional matinees Nov. 9 & 16 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. For tickets and more information, please visit www.gallery7theatre.com or call House of James, 604-852-3701.

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