William Shatner Hosts Star Trek “Wrath of Khan’ Screening at CHMH; ‘Wrinkle in Time’ Opens at Prime Stage (Sat., 3/5/22)

1) William Shatner, best known for starring as the courageous and wise, Captain James T. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series and subsequent movies, is hosting a screening of the film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The showing will be at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall. His appearance will be after the screening. There is also a VIP meet and greet with Shatner, who was in a very famous episode of “The Twilight Zone,” titled Nightmare at 20,000 Feet about a terrifying airline flight. As the event billing states, “Set your phasers to stun!” 7:30 p.m. 510 E. 10th St., Munhall.

A WRINKLE IN TIME by Brian Wongchaowart and Wayne Brinda, from Madeleine L’Engle’s book. Prime Stage Theatre. March 4 – 13.

When 'A Wrinkle in Time' became controversial among some religious groups for its treatment of spiritual themes, author Madeleine L'Engle met the storm with a smile. (Photo: James Phillips for Square Fish Books, 1989)

When ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ became controversial among some religious groups for its treatment of spiritual themes, author Madeleine L’Engle met the storm with a smile. (Photo: James Phillips for Square Fish Books, 1989)

2) In the category of books for young people that adults also love, A Wrinkle in Time ranks high, and now Pittsburghers can see a stage adaptation. Prime Stage Theatre promises a new version of the story, “reimagined for our day.” This is a mind-bending concept if you think about it, since the story involves time travel to begin with. But the universe contains mysteries that are best not over-thought. The play retains the basic plot and key characters of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy novel. The young Murry siblings and their friend Calvin, aided by the mysterious Mrs. Whatsit, traverse space-time in search of the Murrys’ missing father, an astrophysicist. A war between good and evil is under way, as forces both spiritual and supernatural collide, giving the youngsters quite a learning experience. The novel is adapted for the stage by playwright Brian Wongchaowart and Wayne Brinda, producing artistic director at Prime Stage. See A Wrinkle in Time at the New Hazlett Theater. 8 p.m. 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. (M.V.)