Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE

Outcry Youth Theatre is thrilled to present a brand-new adaptation of H. G. Wells' classic sci-fi novella, The Time Machine. Written and directed by Outcry Theatre Marketing Director Jason Johnson-Spinos, this production will perform at the Addison Theatre Centre's Studio Theatre from April 5-14.

"I grew up watching the 1960 film version, then later the 2002 film, but this is nothing like any previous adaptation," said Johnson-Spinos. "This is definitely a take for a new generation, starting off in modern day America, before we journey to the distant future."

A young scientist, Marie, is working to break through the barrier of time, hoping to discover if humanity will ever solve the world's problems. But when her friend Jocelyn starts the time machine before it's completely finished, they both travel far into the future, into a shocking new reality. The human race has evolved into two radically different species: the childlike Eloi, who live above ground, and the rough and brutal Morlocks, who live below ground. When the time machine is stolen by Morlocks, Marie and Jocelyn must enlist the help of an Eloi named Nawee to attempt to recover it, or risk getting stuck in the future forever.

The Time Machine has a cast of 27 youth actors, ages 8 to 15, with most characters being played by two different actors at alternating performances. The lead role of Marie is played by actresses Jordan Battey and Alexandra Gray.

"Marie likes to understand things and feels vulnerable and out of her comfort zone when she cannot," said Gray. "She's wildly intelligent, yet she barely has a clue when it comes to handling the emotions of others."

In H. G. Wells' original story, the time traveler was alone for his adventure in the future. One of the biggest changes with this new adaptation is the inclusion of Marie's friend Jocelyn.

"On surface level, Marie and Jocelyn are simply roommates who get pulled into this crazy adventure together," explained Battey. "On a deeper and more significant level, Jocelyn almost acts as an anchor, as she holds down and balances Marie."

Find out what happens to the two young time travelers this April 5-14 at the Addison Theatre Centre's Studio Theatre in this world premiere production of The Time Machine from Outcry Youth Theatre.

Tickets are on sale now at: outcrytheatre.com/the-time-machine

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Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton and Jordan Battey in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Madeline Carter and Alexandra Gray in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Madeline Carter and Alexandra Gray in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton and Jordan Battey in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Madeline Carter and Alexandra Gray in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton and Jordan Battey in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton and Jordan Battey in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton, Luke Guiou, Jordan Battey, and Matthew Gay in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexandra Gray, Madeline Carter, and Calin Eastes in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Jordan Battey and Luke Guiou in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Madeline Carter, Peyton Nicholson, Calin Eastes, and Alexandra Gray in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Matthew Gay in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Peyton Nicholson in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton, Matthew Gay, and Jordan Battey in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Alexa Stratton and Jordan Battey in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

Photo Flash: Outcry Youth Theatre Performs World Premiere Of THE TIME MACHINE
Madeline Carter and Alexandra Gray in The Time Machine, Photograph by Jason Johnson-Spinos

 



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