The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

jan 4 - jan 20, 2019
Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford
Theatre:
Kate Goldman Children's Theatre

Friendship is the true adventure.

Based on Kate DiCamillo’s book, this is a story of friendship and finding oneself. Edward Tulane is a very happy but a very self-centered toy china rabbit owned by 10-year-old Abilene Tulane. As Abilene and her family go on an ocean voyage, Edward is ripped from her hands and finds himself submerged on the ocean floor.

Edward’s journey introduces him to a fisherman’s family, a hobo and his dog, a farmer, a four-year-old girl with tuberculosis, Sarah Ruth, and a doll mender. With each of the individuals he encounters, Edward begins to miss Abilene and understand the care he could’ve given to Abilene if he hadn’t been so selfish, reflecting on how to love and care for others.

Note: As in the book, Edward’s journey takes him into experiences that include some violence and the death of a character. Some children may find these scenes to be sad or emotionally disturbing.

Children’s Theatre Age Intention: Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.

Sponsored by:

The Traveler
Laura Sparks
The Woman
Maggie Schmitt
The Musician
Craig Petersen
The Man
Oliver Thrun
Director
Jodi Jinks

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: January 20, 2019
Subject: Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane  
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358
 
The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Jan. 4-20, 2019, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is sponsored by Nationwide.
 
Based on Kate DiCamillo’s book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is a story of friendship and finding oneself. Edward Tulane is a very happy but an extremely self-centered toy china rabbit owned by 10-year-old Abilene Tulane. As Abilene and her family go on an ocean voyage, Edward is ripped from her hands and finds himself submerged on the ocean floor.
 
Edward’s journey introduces him to a fisherman’s family, a hobo and his dog, a farmer, a four-year-old girl with tuberculosis, and a doll mender. With each of the individuals he encounters, Edward begins to miss Abilene and understand the care he could’ve given to Abilene if he hadn’t been so selfish, reflecting on how to love and care for others.
 
Note: As in the book, Edward’s journey takes him into experiences that include some violence and the death of a character. Some children may find these scenes to be sad or emotionally disturbing.
 
The Playhouse cast is directed by Jodi Jinks. The cast includes Craig Petersen, Maggie Schmitt, Laura Sparks, and Oliver Thrun.
 
The Playhouse, now in its 100th season, is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.
 
For more information about the Playhouse and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Performances: Jan. 4-20, 2019
7:00 PM Fridays
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays
 
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Tickets
Ticket prices start at $19
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312
 
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The cast of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (clockwise from left): Laura Sparks, Craig Petersen, Oliver Thrun, and Maggie Schmitt. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Maggie Schmitt in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Oliver Thrun and Craig Petersen in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

(Left to right) Maggie Schmitt, Oliver Thrun, and Laura Sparks in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Maggie Schmitt in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

(Left to right) Maggie Schmitt, Craig Petersen, and Laura Sparks in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The cast of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (clockwise from left): Laura Sparks, Craig Petersen, Oliver Thrun, and Maggie Schmitt. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane is in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.

Maggie Schmitt in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, in the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse, Jan. 4-20, 2019. Photo by Steve Gibbons.