A Wrinkle in Time
CATEGORY: MAIN EVENT
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time is produced by special arrangement with Crosswicks, Ltd.
and Stage Partners. (www.yourstagepartners.com)
March 4, 2022 is Preview "Pay What you Can"
March 5th is Opening Night / Closes March 13, 2022
Adapted from the novel by Madeleine L’Engle
Written by Brian Wongchaowart and Wayne Brinda, Ed.D.
Directed by Sunny Disney Fitchett
Choreographed by Shana Simmons
A Wrinkle in Time Playbill (Flipbook)Teen Advisory Board Member Review (pdf) Madeleine L’Engle’s fantastical journey that blends science fiction with family themes and spiritual growth has been re-imagined for our day. Join three youngsters as they experience a riveting adventure through space and time to rescue their father and help Good triumph over Evil.
Recorded Streaming available through March 27th
Audio Described Performance - Friday, March 11th
On-Stage Pre-Show, Actor Voice ID, and/or Touch Tour at 7:00PM, Audio Pre-Show at 7:45PM, and Performance at 8:00PM
Audio Description (or AD) helps to make visual imagery accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. Visual elements can include costumes, sets, and character appearances, along with action, gestures, facial expressions, and other visually important images. It’s used to enhance understanding and enjoyment of live performance.
ASL Signed Interpreted Performance - Saturday, March 12th
Sensory Inclusive Performance - Recorded Streaming / Available March 14 through March 27, 2022
Prime Stage Theatre is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. Please identify any special seating needs to our Box Office staff when reserving your tickets in advance on-line or by calling Prime Stage Public Performance Box Office at the New Hazlett 412.320.4610
Chelsea Bartel (Aunt Beast/Happy Medium/Ensemble) Chelsea is delighted to finally be back on stage again with Prime Stage Theatre! You may have seen her on the New Hazlett stage before in The Diary of Anne Frank (Mrs. Van Daan), All Quiet on the Western Front (Joseph Behm/Recruit), To Kill a Mockingbird (Stephanie Crawford), and Animal Farm (Clover). She is also thrilled to be working with director, Sunny Fitchett, again after Morning’s at Seven (Myrtle) with South Park Theatre. She has worked with many other theatre companies around the Pittsburgh area over the years, like The Theatre Factory, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, and more! Favorite credits: Next to Normal (Diana Goodman), American Idiot (Whatsername), Billy Elliot (Mrs. Wilkinson), Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yitzhak), The Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti), The Addams Family (Alice Beineke). Chelsea is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and performed in many shows with Scotch‘n’Soda Theatre, including Moon Over Buffalo (Charlotte Hay). Chelsea wishes to thank everyone who has given her a chance to shine, and like the late Mary Tyler Moore, “she’s gonna make it after all”. chelseabartel.com
Colin Bozick (Charles Wallace Murry) Colin is a ten-year-old fifth grade student at Markham Elementary School in Mt. Lebanon. He started acting in 2020 and is a regular performer at South Park Children’s Theatre having performed in Jingle Bell Jukebox (Nicholas), My Sister the Dragon (Prince Marcus), and The Lights of Jingle Bell Hill (Mayor). Colin is currently studying American Sign Language for his upcoming performance in Captain Louie, Jr. at Little Lake Theatre in conjunction with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. He is excited to make his debut with Prime Stage Theatre playing the little brother, Charles Wallace, alongside his real big sister, Piper. His hobbies outside of acting include baseball, football, chess, and any game someone will play with him. He’d like to thank his family for all of their love and support!
Piper Bozick (Meg Murry) Piper Bozick is a fourteen-year-old freshman at Mt. Lebanon High School. She started acting in 2019 and is thrilled to be playing Meg in A Wrinkle in Time - her first production with Prime Stage Theatre! Her past productions include Madeline’s Christmas (Regine), Pan! (Smee), The Princess and the Ogre (Nurse Josepine), Jingle Bell Jukebox (Ruby), My Sister, The Dragon (Quenton), and Puss in Boots (Gabrielle). She loves everything about performing and especially enjoys it when she is able to act with her brother and sister onstage! A regular at South Park Theatre and Little Lake Theatre, she is currently working on a project partnering with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Little Lake’s production of Captain Louie, Jr. When not acting, Piper enjoys spending time with her family, reading, singing, and skiing. She would like to thank her family for all of their love and support and the cast and crew for this amazing opportunity!
John Dolphin (Mr Murry, Man with the Red Eyes, Ensemble) John’s acting career has come full circle in recent months. He spent the first half of his life working as an actor before taking a 23-year stint as a high school English teacher and is now back in front of the lights with Wrinkle. Most recently, John appeared in the Young Playwrights Festival at City Theatre where he was seen as The Old Man in Bird Without a Nest and Tom in A Boring Street in the Middle of Nowhere. Prior to that he was seen at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival where he performed the role of Warren in Warren and the Polar Bear. Previous credits include productions at the Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, where he also worked as a teaching artist, as well as productions at the Off-Center Theatre, The New Theatre, and the American Folk Theatre in NYC. He would like to thank Prime Stage for this exciting opportunity.
Jayden Greening (Calvin O’Keefe) Jayden is an 8th-grade Theatre major at Pittsburgh’s Creative and Performing Arts Middle School. Jayden is also a student at Pittsburgh Musical Theater where he has performed in multiple productions including Bye Bye Birdie, Footloose, Fiddler on the Roof, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and more. He is thrilled to be joining the cast of A Wrinkle in Time for his first Prime Stage production.
Heather Irwin (Mrs Murry) Heather is delighted to be working with Prime Stage Theatre and this collection of talented artists for A Wrinkle in Time. This is her fourth Prime Stage production after Mockingbird (Mrs. Johnson), Scarlet Letter (Goodwife 1) and The Diary of Anne Frank (Meip Gies). Recent Pittsburgh credits include Myra in Hiawatha Project’s My Traveling Song, City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival and 12 Peer’s Mythburgh. Chicago credits include Heddatron and Strangerland (Sideshow Theatre Co), The Lady’s Not For Burning and Private Eyes (NEIU Center Stage) and Night Caps (Lincoln Square Theater). She has performed in two national tours with The Hampstead Stage Company (Barnstead NH). Heather is the Associate Artistic Producer for Hiawatha Project and was part of the creative production team for My Traveling Song at Carnegie Stage in 2019 and JH: Mechanics of a Legend at the August Wilson Center 2017. You can also catch her recent film and commercial work with Red Slate's Straight & Narrow, UPMC, MedExpress, and GetGo. Heather is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and mom of three.
Ponny Conomos Jahn (Mrs Which) is a proud Pittsburgh native who has worked professionally as an actor, instructor, and stage director for 26 years. She is thrilled to make her Prime Stage debut with one of her favorite stories from childhood. Ponny has had many theatre adventures tessering all over the globe – including performing with Prague Ensemble Theatre (which she co-founded as Producing Director), Buffalo Theatre Ensemble in Chicago, Player’s Theatre Columbus, and Pittsburgh Public Theater. Television credits include ABC’s Emmy-Award winning ANNE FRANK – THE WHOLE STORY. She is a passionate teacher and director who has been commissioned as a theatre artist-in-residence for schools both in the US and Eastern Europe. Locally, she has taught for Act One Theatre School, CCAC, Center for Theatre Arts, and for Little Lake Theatre. Ponny holds a Master’s Degree in Theatre Performance and Dramatic Literature from Northwestern University and further trained at Circle in the Square in NYC. She was also fortunate enough to study with her professional idol during the summer of 1997: the magnificent Uta Hagen. Love and thanks to Arne, Chris, Kella & Sofia. Break legs to this wonderful cast and crew!
Mary Meyer (Mrs Whatsit) Mary is delighted to be performing with Prime Stage! In addition to Mrs Whatsit, some of her favorite roles in the area have been Sonia in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Sarah Goodwin in Time Stands Still; and Claire in Proof, at Little Lake Theatre. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Mary performed in several theatres in Chicago and Michigan. She has a BA in Theatre Performance and is also a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program in Chicago. Mary is thankful to David, Will and Ben for their love and support!
Joyce Miller (Mrs Who/Ensemble) Joyce is grateful to be returning for her fifth production with Prime Stage having appeared previously as Mrs. Boyle in The Mousetrap, Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, and Goodwife #5 in The Scarlet Letter. She enjoys working with a number of local theater companies including Little Lake Theatre, South Park Theater, Old Schoolhouse Players, Thoughline Theater Company, and Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Favorite roles include The Glass Menagerie (Amanda Wingfield), Arsenic & Old Lace (Martha Brewster), Love, Loss & What I Wore (Gingy), Romeo & Juliet (the Nurse), and A Comedy of Tenors (Maria). She'd like to thank our gifted director, Sunny Disney Fitchett, for the opportunity to work with our exceptional cast and crew.
Kerra Alexander (Dancer) Kerra is an educator, a mom, a dancer and choreographer. Since graduating from Point Park University with a BA in dance, ballet and modern concentration, she has had a vital role in the Pittsburgh area dance scene. She began dancing with The Pillow Project, then became a founding company member for Staycee Pearl Dance Project, while performing commercial work for Madhouse and DRM. Recently she has performed for Jamie Erin Murphy, Brady Sanders and Shana Simmons Dance. Kerra is passionate about spreading her love of dance to her many students. She believes that dance is a vibrant art form that can express all aspects of the human spirit as a voice for positive change and growth. Her current role as dance educator is with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre as Assistant Director of Education and Community Engagement. She teaches ballet, creative movement, contemporary and tap in the community. She has also taught at many studios in the Pittsburgh area and teaches master classes and choreographs whenever possible. She is on staff as an adjunct professor at Seton Hill University and has had experience choreographing for musicals and judging dance competitions. Her numerous students have gone on to dance in ballet and modern companies, on Broadway, cruise lines, music videos, tv shows and joined the Rockettes. Her most precious work is being a mother to her wonderful son!
Devan Cochell (Dancer) Devan grew up dancing in the Pacific Northwest at Dance Fusion Northwest, located in Vancouver, WA. She studied contemporary, jazz, tap, ballet, and modern for 11 years under the direction of Carla Kendall-Bray. She has been a part of over 20 original productions with Dance Fusion and her favorite role was the lead guardian angel in their winter show. Devan graduated from high school while earning an Associate of Arts degree at Clark College and is currently attending the Point Park University Conservatory of Performing Arts as a dance major with a concentration in modern. She also teaches contemporary and ballet classes at Academy of Dance by Lori. In the future, Devan hopes to be in a contemporary or modern-based company. When she’s not dancing or working, she likes to spend time with her dogs, friends, and family.
Mairead Roddy (Dancer) Mairead is delighted to be making her Prime Stage Theatre debut and to be working alongside many old friends and new. A ‘burgh native, Mairead grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from Point Park University in 2019 with a BA in Theatre Arts. Some of her favorite performances include Arcadia, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Cabaret with Little Lake Theatre, Coram Boy with Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company, and The Island with The Pittsburgh New Works Festival. Mairead would like to thank Sunny Disney Fitchett and Shana Simmons for a wonderful opportunity to help bring a timeless and magical story to life. She sends extra love and gratitude to her Mom and Dad for their boundless patience and support.
Sami Roth (Dancer) Sami is a Senior BFA in Acting Major with a Minor in Dance at Point Park University, She is thrilled to be making her Prime Stage debut. She has previously focused on film work through Point Park University and SCAD, and teaching dance. This summer, she will be working as a choreographer for the French Woods Theatre Festival in New York. Outside of film, she is frequently seen in theatre productions in Pittsburgh, including Everybody at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, her self-written and directed production Timmy...you're muted, and Gloria through Pinnacle Productions. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her and hopes you enjoy the show! @sami.roth
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