By Dwayne Hartford
Based on the Award-winning book by Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn Dixie)
Edward Tulane, a vain porcelain rabbit, learns how to love and discovers a true miracle in Dwayne Hartford's adaptation of the enchanting book by Kate DiCamillo (Two-time Newbury medal-winning author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereux).
General Admission: Children & Seniors $15+ | Adults $20+
Swanky Seats (Reserved Seating): Children & Seniors $25+ | Adults $30+
Every Friday is PJs & Play! Dress down in pajamas and enjoy free milk and cookies baked fresh by Rising Roll Cafe.
Sunday Feb. 11 at 2pm: Inside Scoop. Engage in a post show discussion coupled with a scoop of free ice cream.
Group rates available. For any group of 10+ get a great discount.
School matinee group pricing also available for groups of 10+
Contact Chelsea Pedano to create your group experience.
Josh Brook - Bull, Lawrence, Bryce, various.
Caitlin Hargraves - Traveler, Lolly, Pellegrina, various.
Jimmica Collins - Nellie, Sarah Beth, Abilene, various.
Justin Walker - Edward Tulane
Director - Mira Hirsch
Stage Manager - Julie Skryzpek
Assistant Stage Manager (Intern) - Kaitlin Gray
Courtney Loner - Production Manager
Technical Director - Lizz Dorsey
Assistant Technical Director - Karl Dickey
Facilities Manager - Lisa Green
Scenic Designer - Jon Nooner
Lighting Designer - Chris Crawford
Lighting Assistants -Dakota Adams, Lee Anne Meeks
Costume Designer - Linda Patterson
Sound Designer - Dan Bauman
Properties Designer - Jillian Haughey
Master Carpenter - Matt Brohammer
Master Electrician - Elisabeth Cooper
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Themes for Social and Emotional Learning:
Learning about love and its importance, Family and friend relationships, Open-mindedness, Compassion, Overcoming hardship, Humility
Language: 2 of 5
Bullying and name-calling language such as “rude,” “witch,” ”heathens,” “bewitched,” ”vulgar woman,” “bum,” and “bully.”
Violence and Scariness: 3 of 5
Shadow princess turns into a warthog and is shot by hunters
Shadow figure cook butchers the warthog with the silhouette of a knife
There is an instance of kicking and shoving a character and his dog
Discussion of an abusive father stepping on a dolls head and smashing it
There is a scene in which the angry father (depicted through a shadow), slaps his son (however no physical touch is seen, just imitated through shadow and light)
Sarah Ruth, a sick little girl, coughs and eventually passes away (not gruesome)
Discussion surrounding Edward breaking his head, no depiction of the incident.
Sensory Advisories: 3 of 5
Bedtime story scene—darkened stage, heightened music, shadow figures
Multiple light and sound transitions in and out of darkness
Two scenes involve the use of loud and rhythmically quick drumbeats
Live music is used consistently throughout the show
Bedroom scene—giant shadow figure looms over Bryce and Sarah Ruth, sound of a slap across the face
Potentially Anxious Moments: 3 of 5
There is a scene in which two characters bully another
Edward is shown flying through the air multiple times throughout the show: off of a ship, into a garbage pile, off a train, and into the street.
There are discussions surrounding death and losing loved ones, as well as scene in which Sarah Ruth passes away from illness (very simple, not gruesome).
Discussion of hopelessness and the feeling of desperate loneliness
Other things to be aware of:
Most of the classes that attend this show on a field trip will be from grades 2-6.
The book this show is based on is typically recommended for anyone aged 7 and up.
Although there are moments of hopelessness throughout the show, the play employs beautiful storytelling, which keeps it moving and not dropping into the sadness for too long. It also has many playful and inspiring moments, and ends with a happy reunion, leaving the audience on a high note.
The play is approximately one hour and a half, including a 10-minute intermission.
This play is a very faithful adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo. Reading the novel is a great way to get a sense of the material.