From Director Jeff Frank: A WRINKLE IN TIME

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According to Madeleine LEngle, “Publisher after publisher turned down “A Wrinkle in Time” because it deals overtly with the problem of evil, and it was too difficult for children, and was it a children’s or an adults’ book, anyhow?”

And yet once published, “A Wrinkle in Time” would win the Newbery Award and become a classic loved by young people and parents. I would argue a great reason for success is the novel is challenging and deals with deep concepts while simultaneously examining the simple, universal truths of human existence.

L’Engle was among the first to look at the deep, delicate issues confronting young people – loss, social conformity, and love. The novel accomplishes all of this while sharing a grand adventure through space and time in a battle of good vs. evil.

Ultimately, the story celebrates the power of love, for one another as well as for oneself, as a tremendous force against the evil in our world – and that’s a story we all need to be reminded of.

Director Jeff Frank 
A WRINKLE IN TIME runs Jan. 24 – Feb. 23 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater.

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