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Thetford Academy to Present One Act Play “A Wind in the Door”

The Thetford Academy Drama Department will present the one act play, A Wind in the Door, adapted by Peter Royston from the novel by Madeleine L’Engle, on March 15 and 16, 2024.

This production is part of the Vermont State Drama Council’s annual One Act Festival, a celebration of theatre and friendly competition that brings together drama programs from across the state. In addition to its public performances, TA will also proudly host of one of the festival’s regional events on March 23 March 24th (rescheduled date).

TA’s production of A Wind in the Door presents the ground-breaking sequel to Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel A Wrinkle in Time, bringing back Meg Murry, the fierce and fiery heroine for a new adventure. In A Wrinkle in Time, Meg, Calvin and Charles Wallace journeyed to outer space to save the universe, but in A Wind in the Door, their destination is inner space.

With the assistance of the cherubim Proginoskes, the wizard teacher Blajeny and the unlikely hero of the elementary school principal Mr. Jenkins, Meg and Calvin struggle to save Charles Wallace’s life by shrinking down to explore the universe between his cells and atoms. There they meet Sporos, a spoiled and arrogant microscopic creature, and confront the evil spreading across the universe.

A breathtaking science fiction adventure story, A Wind in the Door speaks to the growing separations between US and THEM and explores how we can bridge the gap between people. A Wind in the Door (Royston) is produced by special arrangement with Stage Partners.

Thetford Academy’s Wind in the Door cast includes: Grace Brown, Hanae Debo, Kaya Freeman, Wren Grant, Piper Leibon, Natalie Lewis, Preston Perkins, Ramona Spelman, Zurael Star, Jillian Fein, Eliza Knowlton-Young, Andre Whiteberg, Margaret Smallwood, Finn Liland, and Lola Squire.  Lighting, Sound, and Set Design: Hugo Billiau.  Sound Board Operator: Acadia Cook. 

Public performances take place at Thetford Academy in the Martha Jane Rich Theater. Friday, March 15 at 7pm and Saturday, March 16 at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students – advance tickets can be purchased here or by using the QR code below!



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