By Dena Burroughs  --  March 6, 2017

Special family events in Sierra Madre in celebration of A WRINKLE IN TIME at the Playhouse

Have you read the book A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L’Engle? Or maybe watched the movie or seen a play adaptation? The story is quite popular with young readers, as it tells of three kids flying through space in search of a missing parent.

A WRINKLE IN TIME will be performing at the Sierra Madre Playhouse starting March 10 and seeing it is something you should plan for. However, in this article I want to alert you to several special family events that will be held in the City of Sierra Madre in celebration of the play’s run at the Playhouse.


1.      Cast of A WRINKLE IN TIME does a scene at Sierra Madre Public Library

Date: Wednesday, March 15th 

Time: 4:00 pm

FREE and open to the public

Place:  Sierra Madre Public Library, 440 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

As guests of the Teen Book Club of the Sierra Madre Public Library, cast members from the Sierra Madre Playhouse's A WRINKLE IN TIME will perform a short scene from the current production of Madeleine L'Engle's classic children's book as adapted for the stage by John Glore. Following the scene actors will answer questions about their roles.


2.      A Wrinkle in "Tea Time" 

Date: Saturday, March 25th

Time: 12:30 - 1:45 pm

Price:  $15 dollars per adult and $10 dollars per child

Place:  T-Neer Tea House, 142 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 (Diagonally across the street from the Playhouse)

Recommended ages: age 8 through seniors

A sci-fi / fantasy themed tea celebrates the characters and themes from Madeline L'Engle's classic children's book A WRINKLE IN TIME. If you like time travel with your tea - you will love this special event.  The Sierra Madre Playhouse is decorating T-Neer to make us think of tesseracts and strange planets, fantastical flying beasts and giant brains.  Each table will have a draw-it-yourself character placemat that can be taken home as a memento. We will dine on some favorites from the Murry family from the book and taste some "out of this world" treats with our tea. Each guest will receive a souvenir "brain" eraser.  After tea - go see the 2:30 matinee of the play. 

Book your reservations for the Tea with T- Neer Tea House  (626) 355-3999) (NOT with the Playhouse)

Limited Seating, Reservation deadline Thursday, March 23rd at 5 pm or until event is booked to limit

Reservations for the Saturday, March 25th 2:30 pm matinee of A WRINKLE IN TIME  by Madeleine  L'Engle, adapted by John Glore, must be made separately through the Sierra Madre Playhouse website, , or by calling 626 355-4318. Booking a place at the tea does not guarantee seating at the 2:30 performance.


3.      A WRINKLE IN TIME Friday Night Costume Party

Date:  Friday, April 7

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Under the marquee of the Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. There is ample free parking behind the Playhouse.

Costume parade:  7:15

Awards: 7:25

FREE Activity (But admittance to play following the event has admission fee – see website,

Dress as your favorite character from A WRINKLE IN TIME for a fun pre Friday night performance activity at the Sierra Madre Playhouse.   Everyone wearing a costume to the performance will receive a special A WRINKLE IN TIME certificate and small souvenir.  Best costumes will receive special prizes. Your photo will be featured in a lobby display for the rest of the run of the show and on our Facebook feed. Participants need not attend the performance to join in.


About the play at the Sierra Madre Playhouse:

            A WRINKLE IN TIME. A play. Adapted by John Glore. Based on the novel by Madeleine L'Engle. Directed by Christian Lebano. Produced by Estelle Campbell and Christian Lebano for Sierra Madre Playhouse.  In this beloved adventure/fantasy, three gifted young people battle an evil force in order to rescue a scientist held captive on a distant planet. At Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Ample free parking behind Playhouse. Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 and Sunday, March 12 at 2:30. Thereafter, Fridays at 8:00 and Saturdays at 2:30 through April 22, 2017. Tickets: $30.  Seniors (65+) $27. Student (13-20) $22.50. Youth (12 and under) $17.00. Reservations: (626) 355-4318. Online ticketing: 

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