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A WRINKLE IN TIME


World Première Adaptation

Madeleine L'Engle

Adapted for the stage by Thomas Morgan Jones

Directed by Thomas Morgan Jones


This new adaptation directed and written by Thomas Morgan Jones is based on the classic fantasy by Madeleine L'Engle, in which a young heroine leads her brother and a friend on a spectacular journey through space and time, from galaxy to galaxy, to save the world and rescue her father who mysteriously disappeared while working on an astounding scientific concept.


Production support is generously provided by The Schulich Foundation.

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CAST & CREATIVE

    Celeste Catena
    Meg Murry

    (she/her)

    2023: Meg Murray in A Wrinkle in Time and appears in Rent. Second season. Stratford: Mona in Chicago. Elsewhere: Swing in White Christmas (Shaw Festival), Apollo Singer in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Mayfield Dinner Theatre). TV: A-Line Dancer in The Porter (CBC/BET+). Training: Hon. Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College. Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award (2021), Triple Threat Award (2019), Sheridan College. Et cetera: Celeste is sincerely grateful to everyone who has been a part of this magical season coming to fruition. She is honoured to share the workplace with such brilliant performers, leaders, and artisans. It takes a village, and Celeste would like to thank her friends, family, The Talent House, and everyone who has supported her along the way. These moments would not be possible without you all. Xo.

    Noah Beemer
    Charles Wallace

    (he/him)

    2023: Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle in Time and Paul in Rent. Second season. Stratford: Ensemble in Finally There's SunElsewhere: Tinman in The Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Ricky in Ride the Cyclone, Sky in Mamma Mia! (Tweed and Company); Tobias in Sweeney Todd (Dora Nomination), Jack in Into the Woods, Bosie in The Judas Kiss (Talk Is Free Theatre); Lampwick in Pinocchio (Young People's Theatre); Gabriel in Kiss of the Spider Woman (Eclipse Theatre). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Mechanicals Program, Factory Theatre. Et cetera: Noah would like to thank his family and friends as well as the team at Talent House for all their love and support!

    Kim Horsman
    Mrs. Which

    2023: Mrs. Which in A Wrinkle in Time, Matilde in Grand Magic. 11th season. Stratford (selected): Eve, Richard III; Widow Capilet, All's Well That Ends Well; Duchess of Norfolk, Henry VIII; Morla, The Neverending Story; Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet; Constance, The Madwoman of Chaillot; Marina, Pericles; Bianca, The Taming of the Shrew; Katherine, Henry V; Miss Hoyden, The Relapse. Elsewhere: Canada and the UK including Juliet, Romeo and Juliet (Chesterfield Repertory, England); Caroline, Childhood/Infancy (King's Head Theatre, London); Kate Hardcastle, She Stoops to Conquer (Arts Club Theatre); Lady Nijo, Top Girls (Grand Theatre). Film/TV: Recently: Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities; Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey; J.J. Abrams/Stephen King's 11/22/63; A Family Man, Gerard Butler; Cardinals, Touchpoint Films. Et cetera: I'm grateful to have had such a rich, varied career and to be supported by my wonderful family. For Gina, hearts and stars.

    Nestor Lozano Jr.
    Mrs. Whatsit

    (he/they)

    2023: Angel Dumont Shunard in Rent and Mrs. Whatsit in A Wrinkle in Time. Stratford Debut. Elsewhere: Wizard/Wicked Witch U/S in The Wizard of Oz: The Panto (Drayton Entertainment); Miss Understanding in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stage West Calgary); Derrick in Peter Pan: The Panto (Neptune Theatre); Papa Ogre/Bear in Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre); Daddy Brubeck in Sweet Charity (Theatre Sheridan). Film/TV:Disasters at Sea (Discovery). Radio/Recordings: Guitar in Blues Clues & You! (Brown Bag Productions). Training: Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance, Sheridan College; Wexford Performing Arts. Online: @nestorlozanojr. Et cetera: Love to my family and friends, 10 Talent, Wex and the Festival. Nestor dedicates this season to all the lil queer kids - may you find your Angel within you. 

    Jahlen Barnes
    2023: Benjamin Coffin III in Rent and appears in A Wrinkle in Time. Stratford debut.
    Christine Desjardins

    2023: Swing in Rent and appears in A Wrinkle in Time. Third season. Stratford: Chicago, The Music Man and The Rocky Horror Show. Elsewhere: Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady (Port Hope Festival); Aladdin (Drayton Entertainment); The Jungle Book (Creativiva Dubai); 42nd Street, Oklahoma!, A Little Night MusicJesus Christ Superstar (SCC). Film/TV:  2015 Pan Am - Opening Ceremonies (CBC). Training: Music Theatre Performance at St. Clair College. Awards: Overall Achievement Award (SCC); Triple Threat Award (ACS). Online: @christine.desjardins. Et cetera: Christine thanks her parents and sister, Danielle, for their never-ending love and support; the Talent House gang; and the Festival, for giving her this incredible opportunity. Special thanks to my love, Jordan. This one's for you Nanny. Enjoy the show!

    Nick Dolan
    Understudy

    (he/him)

    2023: Gordon in Rent and understudy in A Wrinkle in Time. Third season Stratford: Much Ado About Nothing, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Elsewhere: The Louder We Get (Theatre Calgary); Killing Time (Mixtape Projects); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Driftwood Theatre); Once (Theatre St. John's); Written in Blood (Talk is Free Theatre). Film/TV: Partum, recurring principal on Locke & Key, The Russian Ghost Train. Training: BFA, Toronto Metropolitan University. Et cetera: Nick wishes special thanks and love to his partner Sara, and family Sean, John & Jen. He is thrilled to return to the Festival this year.

    Henry Firmston
    Understudy

    (he/him)

    2023: Historian and Not Dead Fred in Monty Python's Spamalot and understudy in A Wrinkle in TimeFifth season. Stratford: ChicagoHere's What It TakesBilly ElliotLittle Shop of HorrorsThe Music ManThe Rocky Horror ShowThe House of Martin GuerreElsewhere: Doody in Grease(Winter Garden); Tom of Warwick in Camelot(Drayton Entertainment); Tommy Sloane in Anne of Green Gables (Grand Theatre); Riff in West Side Story (BMT); What a Wonderful World (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Playlist Performer with Carnival Cruise Lines; FootlooseMy Fair LadyLegally Blonde and The Addams Family (Grand Theatre HSP). TV: Murdoch MysteriesTraining: Canada's National Ballet School, Dance Steps London, Beal Performing Arts. Online: @thefirmstonator. Et cetera: Love to Ash, his parents, and Lucy. Huge thanks to Lezlie, Jesse, Laura, Bruce and the wonderful TH gang, and all the mentors who have helped along the way.

    Kelly Holiff
    Understudy

    (she/her)

    2023: Mark's mom in Rent and understudy in A Wrinkle in Time. Stratford debut. Elsewhere (selected): Doralee in 9 to 5 (Capitol); Brooke in Noises Off (Mayfield); Captain Hook in Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre); Aldonza/Dulcinea in Man of La Mancha (Drayton); Ursula in Little Mermaid (Drayton); 11 seasons of Uncovered (Musical Stage Co); Taking The A Train (Soulpepper); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown); Knishes and Grits (Harold Green). Selected highlights: Touring with Colm Wilkinson as special guest; creating/headlining show Rumour Has It - The Songbook of Adele; Opening for Presidents Bush and Clinton; Voice for The Heart And Stroke Foundation. Et cetera: Kelly dedicates this season to Ava, Lilia, Nora, Lucy and Leo. Love to Thom, Bruce, TH, her C and Bub!

    Evangelia Kambites
    Understudy

    (she/her)

    2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and understudy in A Wrinkle in Time. Fourth season. Stratford: Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Elliot, You Can't Stop the Beat Cabaret. Elsewhere: Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (Arts Club); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Centaur Theatre/BTW/NAC); I Think I'm Fallin' - The Songs of Joni Mitchell (Belfry Theatre); Lady in Orange in for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience, The 27 Club (Soulpepper); Fate in Hadestown (Citadel); The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (NAC). TV: Minority Report (Fox); Heroes Reborn (NBC); Incorporated (Syfy/CBS); The Boys (Sony/Amazon), Y: The Last Man (FX). Awards: Jessie Award (Avenue Q); META Award (Adventures of a Black Girl). Et cetera: To my baby Ellis, and my Baby Daddy Scott -- I love you both. 

    Germaine Konji

    (they/she)

    2023: Amelia Recchia in Grand Magic and appears in A Wrinkle in Time. Second season. Stratford: Finally There's Sun (2021). Elsewhere: The Man That Got Away (Buddies in Bad Times); Serving Elizabeth (Theatre Aquarius); Dixon Road (Musical Stage Company/Obsidian); Blackout, Baapii Roho, Uncovered- the music of Carole King, Uncovered- the music of ABBA (Musical Stage Company); Orphan Song (Tarragon); Into the Woods (Talk Is Free Theatre). Training: Bachelor's in Musical Theatre Performance. Awards: two-time Dora Award nominee and Harold Award-winner. Online: @germaine.k. Et cetera: Thank you to my dear ones, always, for their support. Thank you, reader, for coming. I am grateful for the chance to share this experience with you.

    Jamie Mac
    Father

    Birmingham Conservatory 2013/14

    2023: Gregorio Di Spelta in Grand Magic and Father in A Wrinkle in Time. Eighth season. Stratford: Richmond (Richard III), Victor (The Miser), Slender (Merry Wives…), Kruger (Front Page), Benvolio (Romeo and Juliet), Allardyce (Treasure Island), Wickers (Breathing Hole), Lennox (Macbeth), Silvius (As You Like It), Kastril (Alchemist), Young Soldier (Mother Courage). Elsewhere: Petruchio (St. Lawrence); Jacob Mercer, Salt-Water Moon (NAC); Laurie, Vimy (GCTC); Clown, The 39 Steps (Stage West); David Jung, Rockbound (Two Planks); Michael, Elephant Song (Beothuk Street); Dromio of Ephesus, Comedy of Errors (SBTS); Jerry, Zoo Story (Reid Theatre). Film/TV:On the Count of Three, Pain Killer, Titans, What We Do In The Shadows, Murdoch Mysteries, Uninvited Guest, Played, Beauty and the Beast, Republic of Doyle, Covert Affairs, Life with Derek. Training: Birmingham Conservatory; Ryerson, BFA Acting. Awards: Peter T. Donaldson Award; Amelia Hall Award; Elephant Song: Walter Chambers Scholarship, D.A. Matthews Scholarship. Et cetera: Proud Newfoundlander.

    Robert Markus
    Calvin O'Keefe

    (he/him)

    2023: Mark in Rent, Calvin in A Wrinkle In Time. Sixth season. Stratford: Tommy in Tommy, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, Mary Sunshine in Chicago, and appeared in Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man and Why We Tell the Story. Elsewhere: Evan in Dear Evan Hansen (Mirvish); Lil' Red Robin Hood (Ross Petty); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); Seussical, James and the Giant Peach (YPT); Our Town, Sweeney Todd (Shaw Festival); UnCovered (Musical Stage Company); Dream a Little Dream, Shrek (Grand Theatre); Chicago, Twist and Shout (Drayton Entertainment); Next to Normal (Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary); The Rocky Horror Show, A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre); Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield); Hunchback (Catalyst). Training: BFA, University of Alberta. Online: robertmarkus.com. Instagram: @rjbmarkus. Et cetera: Special thanks to family, friends, TH, and JRS, for their constant support.

    Erica Peck
    Happy Medium

    (she/her)

    2023: Maureen in Rent and Happy Medium in A Wrinkle in Time and Northern Tracks featured performance for STRATFEST@HOME. Third season. Stratford: Magenta/Usherette in The Rocky Horror Show, member of the Second Track, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Lucy), Wanderlust (Swing). Elsewhere: Scaramouche and Oz, We Will Rock You (Canadian company/U.S. national tour); Lauren/Nichola u/s, Kinky Boots (Canadian company/U.S. national tour); Pierrette, Les Belles-Soeurs (national tour); Mary, The Boys in the Photograph (world première, Mirvish); Penny, Hairspray, Sally Bowles, Cabaret, Woman 1, Songs for a New World, Julia, The Wedding Singer Backup Vocals: Queen, The Killers. Training: Cawthra Park School of the Arts, Sheridan College. Online: Instagram: @WildthingVintage & @introducingericapeck. Et cetera: Owner of Wildthing Vintage, an online vintage shop out of Toronto. Love to Talent House, Marat Maxutov, Mom & Dad, Robin Black - my favourite rockstar and perfect match. For Bowie- we are Over the Moon about you. 

    Thomas Morgan Jones
    Adaptor and Director

    (he/him)

    2023: Playwright and director of A Wrinkle in Time. Third season. Stratford: Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction; assistant director, The Winter's Tale and The Grapes of Wrath; instructor, eight seasons, Birmingham Conservatory. Elsewhere: Thomas is the artistic director of Prairie Theatre Exchange, Treaty 1 Territory. As a director and playwright, he has worked on over 50 plays for theatres nationally and internationally. Recent projects include: Director, The War Being Waged by Darla Contois (PTE); Director, Post-Democracy, by Hannah Moscovitch (PTE); Playwright (with Lynda Hill), Old Man and the River (Wee Festival, multiple tours). Training: MA, University of Toronto; BA, University of Guelph; Viewpoints and Suzuki Method of Actor Training with SITI Company and the Suzuki Company of Toga. Online: @thommorganjones (Twitter). Et cetera: A great honour to be at the Festival. For Josie & Gabriel, for my parents, and for Martha. 

    Teresa Przybylski
    Set Designer

    2023: Set designer of A Wrinkle in Time. 14th season. Teresa Przybylski is an architect and a theatre designer. She is known for her designs in theatre, opera, dance and film. Her credits include designs for National Arts Centre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Shaw Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Pacific Opera, Young People's Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Factory Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Canadian Stage and others. Her work in theatre was awarded with five Dora Mavor Moore Awards and seventeen nominations. She is a recipient of two Gemini Awards for Film and Television Production Design. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. She teaches Theatre Design at York University. 

    Robin Fisher
    Costume Designer

    2023: Costume designer of A Wrinkle in Time. Second season. Elsewhere (selected): Set and costumes: Avenue Q (Citadel Theatre); Obeah Opera (Luminato Festival/Asah Productions); The Jungle Book (Manitoba Theatre for Young People); The Boy in the Moon (Great Canadian Theatre Co.); The Dining Room (Soulpepper); Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Western Canada Theatre/Thousand Islands Playhouse); The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon (Globe Theatre). Set: Cottagers and Indians (Tarragon Theatre); Acquiesce (Factory Theatre); Munschtime! (Young People's Theatre). Costumes: The Wizard of Oz (Young People's Theatre); Dream a Little Dream (Grand Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Globe Theatre). Awards: Robin is the recipient of three Dora Mavor Moore Awards and the 2015 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design. Online: robinfisher.ca.

    Kimberly Purtell
    Lighting Designer

    (she/her)

    2023: Lighting designer of A Wrinkle in Time and Frankenstein Revived. 14th season. Stratford: Hamlet, Private Lives, Mother's Daughter, The Front Page, Brontë: The World Without, Timon of Athens, The Virgin Trial, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Breath of Kings: Rebellion and Redemption, Bunny, The Taming of the Shrew, Possible Worlds, The Last Wife, Alice Through the Looking-Glass, Man of La Mancha, Christina, The Girl King, Waiting for Godot, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, The Little Years, The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead. Elsewhere: Mirvish, Shaw, Canadian Stage, Soulpepper, NAC, NAC Orchestra, Pacific Opera, Arena Stage DC, Opera Philadelphia, Edmonton Opera, Theatre Calgary, RMTC, Citadel, among others. Awards: Three Dora Awards, Pauline McGibbon Award, Montreal English Theatre Award, Toronto Theatre Critics Award, Ottawa Critics' Circle Award and Elizabeth Sterling Award. Kimberly is the Vice President of the Associated Designers of Canada.

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