Area students continue their performance of the children's classic "A Wrinkle in Time" this weekend at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (Submitted photo)
Area students continue their performance of the children's classic "A Wrinkle in Time" this weekend at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (Photo by John Gilchrist)

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Fantasy classic live on stage

Published 10:56am Thursday, August 14, 2014

SOUTH BEND — One of the great fantasy stories becomes a thrilling theatrical event for families as South Bend Civic Theatre presents “A Wrinkle in Time.” Adapted by John Glore from the Newberry Award winning book by Madeleine L’Engle, and read by generations of children, “A Wrinkle in Time” takes Meg, her brother Charles and friend Calvin on a journey across space and time to rescue their father on a distant planet.

“A Wrinkle in Time” opened in South Bend Civic Theatre’s Warner Theatre Aug. 8 and continues through the weekend.

Performance times are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or four tickets for $32. To purchase tickets, call (574) 234-1112 or online at

Deb Swerman directs Clare Costello, Maggie Conway, Nathan Flesh, Quynn Hickey, Madison Kopec and Siôn Shepley in a story of adventure spanning the galaxy. All of the actors for “A Wrinkle in Time” are members of SBCT’s Civic Youth Company — a program for advanced theatre students in middle and high school to develop their talents and skills across a range of class activities, workshops and performances.

“A Wrinkle in Time” is a part of the Memorial Children’s Hospital Family Series, with show sponsors Indiana Michigan Power and Nyloncraft.

South Bend Civic Theatre, an award-winning and nationally ranked theatre, is the oldest continuously operating community theatre company in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. Founded in 1957, it staged most of its productions since 1968 at The Firehouse, a local historic landmark located at 701 Portage Ave., in the city’s historic Park Avenue neighborhood. Since 2007, SBCT’s productions have been held at 403 N. Main St. featuring the 209 seat Wilson Theatre and the flexible seating“black-box” Warner Theatre. SBCT also performs in many other venues in the region including the Bendix Theater at Century Center and the Battell Center in Mishawaka.

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