How far would you go to find your missing father? For young Meg and Charles Murry, not even the bounds of time and space can stop them. Aided by their friend Calvin and a trio of supernatural beings, the youngsters embark on a wild, mind-bending journey cast against the battle of light versus dark and good versus evil.
Madeleine L'Engel's "A Wrinkle in Time" won the Newberry Medal, Sequoyah Book Award, and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award when the book was first published in 1962. Since then, it has inspired two film adaptations and multiple stage adaptations. The Steel Valley Middle School Drama Club brought an adaptation by Morgan Gould to the stage this weekend, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
The nature of the story allowed for cast members to take on multiple roles depending on the night. The production featured Alex Wehrer and ZaKiyya Berts as Meg, Sunny Clark and Henry McCann as Charles Wallace, Logan Noblet and Peter Bos as Calvin, Andy Diep and Sofia Grzyb as Sir/Mrs. Whatsit, Ashley Bugler and Janine Clark as Mrs. Who, and Effie Seidling and Emma Downey as Mrs. Which.
Wehrer and Berts also played Sandy, Grzyb and Bulger shared the role of Dennys, Clark and McCann played The Little Boy, Clark and Bulger played The Newspaper Delivery Person, and Bos and Noblet played Father.
They were joined by an ensemble that included Vivian Rusnak, Nola Diebold, Abigail Castle, Kylie Kern, Sage Dasta, Josie Strom, Abigail Hankle, Shane Konesky, and Aurora Shipman.
The show was directed by Christine Schott and co-directed by Austin Riley. Student production crew included assistant director Theo Coyne, stage manager Loki Brown, assistant stage managers Elaina Fedoris and Anastasia Wehrer, and stage crew Dylan Blick, Aliayah Burns and Exavier Giles-Woodson. Costumes were handled by Schott, Brown and Coyne.