This season, it’s like The Rose is staging a theatrical versions of many books of my childhood: The recent “Cat in the Hat”; this spring’s “Charlotte’s Web”; and starting Saturday, “A Wrinkle in Time.”
Anyone else remember that Madeline L’Engle book?
If your kids thought the first productions of The Rose season were more for younger crowds, then this is the show for them. First off it’s an intricate plot with sophisticated scientific concepts about time and space.
And second, it’s got some dark imagery and scary moments. According to the director, Kit McKay, “This is definitely a show that is darker and skewed to older children.”
Got it. The other-worldly science fiction adventure is not for the 5 and under crowd I roll with lately.
But maybe it is for your crowd… you’ll want to get to the end of this post for a giveaway!
“A Wrinkle in Time” opens Saturday and runs through Nov. 16 at The Rose. As with all shows at The Rose, the opening night features some special activities: There is a pre-show presentation by The Rose Brigade, a video about space presented by the Mueller Planetarium and a special goodie after the show.
If you go
“A Wrinkle in Time”
When: Runs Nov. 1-16, with performances Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. An additional performance will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. Run time is 60 minutes. Arrive early, since about 10 minutes before the show, there is a video about space that may interest your kids.
Where: The Rose, 2001 Farnam St.
Synopsis: “A Wrinkle in Time” tells the story of Meg, a quintessential square peg who must find her inner courage and strength to save her father from a mysterious intergalactic villain determined to eradicate the world of individuality. With the help of some rather unique characters, Meg teams up with her younger sibling, Charlie Wallace, and her friend Calvin to travel through the universe to try toput her family back together again.
Tickets: Tickets are $18 per person. Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. Members of The Rose receive four free tickets to the production.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.
The Rose would like one Oh My! Omaha reader to attend the show with his or her family! Enter to win four vouchers to see “A Wrinkle in Time” – the vouchers are good for four tickets to any show date (valued at $72). Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. The contest ends Friday, so don’t wait to enter! Good luck!
Disclaimer: The Rose provided the vouchers for this giveaway. All thoughts and opinions are mine. I was not compensated for this post.