A Wrinkle in Time - October 12 - October 14, 2017

Omaha Burke High School Theatre Department

    scenes    

Act 1  
Act Scene 1
Earth and Thereabouts
Scene 2
Into the Woods
Scene 3
Home
Scene 4
Uriel
Scene 5
The Happy Medium's Cave
Scene 6
Camazotz Outskirts
Act 2  
Scene 1
Camazotz
Scene 2
Central Central Intelligence
Scene 3
Father's Prison
Scene 4
IT
Scene 5
Ixchel
Scene 6
Beast Home
Scene 7
Camazotz and Home
 

DIRECTOR'S NOTES

 

When I was in the fifth grade my aunt bought me tickets to see a production of A Wrinkle in Time at the Minneapolis Children's Theater, and I decided to read the novel in advance of seeing the production. I was immediately captivated by it's powerful story both in the book and live on stage. I discovered two things. Theatre was something that was forever going to be part of my life and one day I would direct A Wrinkle in Time.

 

I soon learned that the production in Minneapolis was a one time performance and no script was available. That was until two summers ago at the International Thespian Festival I met a company that had not only one, but four versions of this story. I was thrilled to be able to create and share one of my favorite novels and the show that first taught me to love theatre with my students.

 

As we embarked on James Sie's adaptation this fall, I had no idea how much this story would resonate in such a significant way. In recent months our world, nation and city have faced natural disasters, tragedies and at times what feels to be an overwhelming darkness. 

 

But as Meg is told by the Happy Medium, "Where the light touches the Darkness, the Darkness disappears. The light spreads, spreads outward! Yes! Yes! The Dark Thing--is beaten back. Where it once was, only a gentle shining remains--see? It can be overcome. It's being covercome all the time."

 

These students are my light and it has been an absolute joy to create this production together. Our hope is that as you walk out of the theater tonight, you will be reminded that you have your own unique light to give, but "we're not alone," as Mrs. Whatsit says. Together we can light up the world.

 

 

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