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Fifty years after Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time earned the Newbery Medal for excellence in children’s literature, the Dallas Children’s Theater (DCT) is staging a theatrical adaptation of the science-fiction classic. 

Creative costume changes­ and special effects bring to life the tale of Meg, her brother Charles and their friend Calvin as they cross time and space to rescue Meg’s father. The theater, which kicks off its 30th season in September, presents up to 12 main-stage acts each season and takes its touring productions to 50 cities worldwide.

The nonprofit­ organization provides discounted and donated tickets to some 60,000 students annually and operates after-school drama clubs and artist-in-residence programs throughout the Dallas area.

“We are a gateway to the arts for many children,” says Artie Olaisen, the director of A Wrinkle in Time and the ­theater’s associate artistic director. “We create an environment that inspires kids’ imaginations, and we also create a foundation for whatever path a child might choose.”

DCT’s production of A Wrinkle in Time runs March 22 through April 14 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts in Dallas. Tickets are $12 to $40,