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Review: Prime Stage's 'Wrinkle' captures book's quirky characters

| Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 10:40 a.m.

It seems that most adults read author Madeleine L'Engle's beloved novel "A Wrinkle in Time" when they were in seventh grade. It's one of those stories that sticks with you, even decades later.

That's why watching the book play out live, in Prime Stage Theatre's production of "A Wrinkle in Time" is so delightful. It brought back a lot of "Oh yeah!" memories -- the kind where you say, "So that's where that image in my head came from," and "Mrs. Whatsit? Now I remember."

The child performers -- Rebecca Love, who plays Meg Murry, and Ethan Dix, who plays little brother Charles Wallace Murry -- capture the book's quirky and loving characters well. With barely any stage scenery, and relying mostly on dialogue and physical movements, cast members manage to depict the bizarre experience of Tesseract time travel, including episodes where they walked around as if they were in a wind tunnel.

Overall, "A Wrinkle in Time" gives viewers a feel-good experience with themes touching on the power of imagination and the depth of family bonds.

The show continues through this weekend, with performances at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $10-$20. Details: www.primestage.com .

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