A Wrinkle in Time


New Work
Writers: James Sie Madeleine L'Engle


Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (1962)
Number of Acts
Drama, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Fantasy/Imaginary, Simple/No Set
Time & Place
Across the universe
Cast Size
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, High School, Middle School, Regional Theatre, Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA)
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes late teen, young adult, adult, early teen, child, mature adult characters


Adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s much-loved classic tale, one of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Joining forces with her baby brother Charles Wallace, friend and neighbor Calvin O'Keefe, and the celestial beings Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which, she must battle the forces of evil in order to rescue her father, save humanity, and discover herself. Traveling through time and space, Meg must save both her father and the world from IT, an evil force that is rapidly casting its shadow over the universe. But what does Meg have that the IT does not? Love. For in the end, love is enough to overcome evil and bring IT’s dark world crashing down.

Lead Characters

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