NEYT’s Junior Company presents ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

BRATTLEBORO — New England Youth Theatre's Junior Company invites audiences to their production of A Wrinkle In Time by Tracy Young, adapted from the novel by Madeleine L'Engle and directed by Katrina Spenceman and Julia Tadlock.

The show will be performed at 7 p.m. on March 8, 9, 15, and 16, and at 2 p.m. on March 9 and 16 at NEYT, 100 Flat St.

Audiences young and old are invited to revisit this classic story about one of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, who is once again 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.

“This new adaptation of Wrinkle was originally produced at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is a very clever way of telling this beloved story,” Director Katrina Spenceman wrote in a news release. “It is really an homage to all of the fans of the book, incorporating readings from the original text, which will hopefully inspire audiences to reconnect with their own experiences of reading the novel.”

Performed by young actors ages 9 to 12, this particular adaptation tells the story of adventure and discovery in a fresh, unexpected way, with special lighting effects and projections adding to the magical quality of the narrative. And, of course, in the end, audiences will know two things for sure: 1. Love can overcome evil and 2. There is such a thing as a tesseract.

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