FREE Educators’ Preview of “A Wrinkle in Time”

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The Sierra Madre Playhouse invites educators and youth leaders to a FREE Educators’ Preview of the Theater for Young Audiences production A Wrinkle in Time.

What:  FREE Educators’ Preview and Reception for A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’engle, adapted by John Glore, Directed by Christian Lebano

When:  Thursday, March 9th

Time:  Reception & Lobby Tour – 7:00 pm, play (final dress rehearsal) 7:30 pm –  lasts 90 minutes. Followed by optional talk-back with the cast and director.

Where:  Sierra Madre Playhouse – 87 West Sierra Madre Boulevard, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

RSVP to:  link to event on our website  www.sierramadreplayhouse.org  or to diane.siegel@sierramadreplayhouse.org, or by phone to 818 366-8900  by March 8th at 5 pm – limited seating available.

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This Educators’ preview is an adult event (with a group of selected senior high school students.)  No children please.

What do you do when you don’t fit in? Can love of family triumph over the darker elements of the universe? How do you know who to trust? These are some of the themes explored in  A Wrinkle in Time.  

Looking for positive role-models for STEAM initiatives?  Twelve year old Meg Murry is a problem solver and an explorer and both her mom and dad are scientists.  Stories like this can inspire and spark further investigation of science and the wonder of the undiscovered and the speculative. We invite educators and youth leaders to revisit what may have been a beloved book of their youth or to meet the Murry family for the first time at this free event for educators (not kids at this event)  -one night only – at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.

Educators will get to examine how “setting” is conveyed on the stage. What are the tools a theater team uses to take an audience to wildly different places?  Can those tools be used by students?  What modifications can be made for the classroom? How are students being taught to deconstruct the storytelling techniques used to tell dramatic stories on the stage?

The play opens on Friday, March 10th – but educators can get an advance look at the final dress rehearsal for the play that will be presented to a couple of thousand 3rd to 8th grade students this spring.Opportunities for educators to experience the play in context, with lobby displays, interactive engagement, post- performance discussion with members of the cast and creative team, and the opportunity to meet other educators interested in inspiring both girls and boys to be heroes in their own lives.

Ample street and free lot parking near the Playhouse