• 2012-2013 Season,  A Wrinkle in Time

    Wrinkle’s Time Travel and The Setting within the Books

    by Patrick Hayes, dramaturg The world of L’Engle’s characters is filled with¬†fictional place names, often taken from mythological figures that relate symbolically to locales in the book. For example, the planet Ixchel in¬†A Wrinkle in Time, where Meg is cared for by a motherly creature, who’s name is Ixchel, a Mayan moon goddess. Other, more mundane locations are often fictionalized versions of places L’Engle has lived or visited in the real world, such as L’Engle’s Connecticut home, which strongly resembles that of the Murry family. Overall, the series takes place in a roughly contemporary setting, usually understood to be in the near future with respect to the publication dates of…