Time is precious. Spend yours with family and friends this holiday season by taking in a professional performance of the play ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ – a sci-fi/ fantasy classic tale that celebrates the triumph of love.
Emerald Coast Theatre Company (ECTC) will stage the classic tale December 7-23 at its performance space located upstairs at 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, located in Miramar Beach, Florida.
There are 11 performances. The show opens on Thursday, December 7, and runs through Sunday, December 23. Performance are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There is an additional matinee on Saturday, Dec. 23.
Based on the acclaimed 1963 novel by Madeleine L’Engle, the play adapted for the stage by John Glore, is an enthralling story that centers on one of literature’s most enduring young, heroines, Meg Murry.
Meg joins forces with Mrs. Whatsit, her younger brother, Charles Wallace, and her friend, Calvin O’Keefe, and more to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the forces of evil that hold him prisoner on another planet, save humanity and find herself.
This performance of “A Wrinkle in Time” is directed by Nathanael Fisher. The cast includes: Teagan Faust of Crestview (Meg); Jen Fuller of Panama City (Charles Wallace); Jared Sellick of Panama City Beach as Calvin; Jason Hedden of Panama City Beach (Mrs. Whatsit/Man with Red Eyes); Rachel Eilend-Hall of Panama City (Mrs. Murry) and Bruce Collier of DeFuniak Springs (Mrs. Which/Mr. Murry). Costumes are by Anna Fisher. Lighting design and technical direction is by Cory Tucker and stage management is by Bridgett Bryant.
“’A Wrinkle in Time’ is perfect for both adult and family audiences,” said Emerald Coast Theatre Company producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher. “As a father of three girls this story is meaningful, because we have a female protagonist that faces her fears and overcomes them.”
“In this world where we are fighting for equality, it is a timely story of empowerment.”
The Company is collaborating with The Public Eye, the animation/video production company based in Panama City, to incorporate special digital effects into the storytelling of the piece.
“We are thrilled to bring this piece of classic literature to life on stage in an incredible creative way,” said Fisher.
The running time is 75 minutes. This production is appropriate for ages 5 and up (no lap children please). Theater patrons are encouraged to come early (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) to browse artwork by local artists showcased in the Emerald Coast Theatre Company Lobby Gallery curated by Lori Drew, founder of Lowkylzart. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits ECTC and its education outreach and scholarship programs.
This is the second offering of the 5th anniversary 2017-2018 season, which continues with “The Amish Project” by Jessica Dickey is a riveting docudrama set for January 18-28, 2018; and A.R. Gurney’s romantic comedy “Sylvia” February 15 – March 4, 2018.
Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s Professional Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) is a program that showcases professional actors performing productions especially selected for young audience members. ‘A Mark Twain Storybook’ will be stage performances open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.This production is designed for ages 6 and up. “Aesop’s Fables” will be performed for all ages on Saturday, April 7 and 14 at 10 a.m. (Additional performances are dedicated to Field Trip visits and therefore not open to the public.)
Emerald Coast Theatre Company’s 5th anniversary season is made possible with the generous support of title sponsors: Grand Boulevard at Sandestin, Howard Hospitality and Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors. This production is made possible with support from Visit South Walton. ECTC Theatre for Young Audiences is made possible with support from St. Joe Community Foundation, Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County, and Silver Sands Premium Outlets. The ECTC VIP Lounge also is courtesy of Isidro Dunbar Modern Interiors.