Just about the favoritest 20th-century children’s book (meaning it’s really for the most savvy of adults, as well), Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time is held fiercely in the hearts of its fans. Since those devotees approve of John Glore’s recent stage version, you can safely truck on over to see Childsplay’s production, continuing through Sunday, May 26, and recommended for ages 8 and older. Of course, Childsplay’s supernova professional actors and miracle-working designers won’t hurt, either.
Heroine Meg Murry is worried about her missing scientist father and the other things a 14-year-old girl often worries about. She’s as surprised as anyone when a weird old lady -- who seems to know more than a stranger should -- takes her, her little brother, and her neighbor Calvin on a journey through time and space to rescue Mr. Murry and fight evil itself.